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Coaching Staff

Kelsey Kearney
Assistant Coach

Kelsey Kearney enters her third season as an assistant women’s soccer coach at VCU.

Since joining the Rams, VCU has become one of the best defensive units in the Atlantic 10. For four-consecutive years, the Black & Gold have earned a trip to the conference tournament.

In 2014, the Rams posted a 0.47 GAA in conference play, which was second-best in the league. Kearney coached goalkeeper Emma Kruse to five consecutive shutouts. The junior had ten shutouts overall, which led the A10. Kruse earned All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors for the second straight year.

During her first year, the Black & Gold posted a league-best 0.93 GAA in conference play.

The Durham, N.C. native joined the Black & Gold after a stellar four-year playing career at Southern Conference powerhouse UNC Greensboro.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from UNCG in May, Kearney spent the 2012 season at Gardner-Webb University as the graduate assistant for the women’s soccer team. During her time there, she worked primarily with the goalkeepers along with recruiting, day to day operations and travel.

Kearney was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Spartans and a two-time team captain. She led UNCG to three straight regular season SoCon Championships, an NCAA Tournament appearance and a SoCon Tournament Championship.

Kearney finished her career as arguably the best keeper in UNCG history. She graduated as the Spartans’ all-time leader in career goals against average, shutouts and minutes played. She turned in three of the top four single-season GAAs in school history. Kearney matched the single season school record with 12 shutouts in 2010, when she helped the Spartans to a top-10 national ranking. She earned all-region honors and was a third-team NSCAA Scholar All-American. In 2011 Kearney was nominated for the Lowes Senior Class award as well as a recipient of the Southern Conference Coleman Lew Leadership Award.

While at Gardner-Webb University, Kearney coached the goalkeepers for the Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association. She has continued her involvement with youth soccer as a staff member for the North Carolina ODP 01 girl’s team.

Scott Letts
Assistant Coach

Scott Letts enters his third year as an assistant coach for the Rams after spending seven years at his alma mater Marshall University.  

Since joining the Rams on the sidelines in 2013, VCU has posted 18 wins and made two consecutive trips to the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. In 2014, the Black and Gold saw three players earn all-conference honors, and one earn a spot on the all-rookie team. Defensively, VCU posted a 0.47 GAA in conference play, which was the second-best in the league.  

In his first season at VCU, he helped guide the Black & Gold to an unbeaten streak of nine games en route to a third straight trip to conference tournament.

As an assistant at Marshall, his coaching placed an emphasis on defense.  Letts has his State Goalkeeper License and Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) along with National B coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF).  He has also been heavily involved with youth soccer as a head coach with the West Virginia Soccer Club and currently Richmond Kickers. Letts is currently on staff with the Olympic Development program at the state level and a member of the regional staff for the Region One Olympic Development program.  

Letts was a four-year starter on the soccer team at Marshall from 2003-2006, where he played central defender, and was a team captain.  Additionally, he participated in the World Student Games while representing Great Britain. Professionally, Letts played in England for Nottingham Forest Football Club, Rotherham United Football Club and Chesterfield Football Club, and in the United States for Tacoma Football Club and West Virginia Chaos Soccer Club, both as a central defender.  Previous to his collegiate soccer experience, he was the captain in a win of the Nottingham County Cup in 1998.  He played for Nottinghamshire County and South Notts County teams from 1996-2000, and was a four-time player of the year recipient.

Originating from Nottingham, England, Letts received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing, and a master’s degree in adult technical education, all from Marshall University.

Bre White
Volunteer Assistant Coach

After a successful career with the Rams, Bre White joined Head Coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel's and staff on the sidelines.

In her debut season with the Rams, she started all 19 games and helped solidify a back line that posted seven shutouts in 2009. White totaled 13 points off of six goals and one assists in her sophomore campaign

White has her USSF E license and  is the current coach of Dynamo Soccer Club. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology in 2013. She is currently pursuing her Master's with the VCU Center for Sport Leadership.

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