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Virginia Commonwealth - Womens Soccer
 
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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.

 

TYLER SCHATZ  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Tyler Schatz returns to the sidelines with the Rams for the 2015 season after serving as a graduate assistant for two seasons.

This past spring, Schatz was named an assistant coach at Bowling Green where he primarily worked with goalkeepers.

During his two years with the Rams, he worked with the goalkeepers as well as handling the day-to-day operations of the program. The Black & Gold went 18-13-8 during his two seasons, including two appearances in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

While he was completing his master's degree with VCU's Center for Sport Leadership program, he coached the Chesterfield United FC Team. He also spent time during his final college semester working with the Columbus Crew Academy.

Prior to his time in Richmond, Schatz spent time playing in southern Spain with the CD Cieza Professional Team. His playing career including a two-year stint as the starting keeper for Kenyon College, where he helped the program earn a national ranking and its first NCAA Tournament berth in over a decade. He earned his degree in history and statistics from Kenyon in 2012.

 

BRE WHITE  |  VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT

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.