Rams Soccer Academy
Kelsey Kearney enters her first season as an assistant women’s soccer coach at VCU. Kearney joins the Rams after a stellar four-year playing career at Southern Conference powerhouse UNC Greensboro.
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.
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.
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 enters his first year as an assistant coach for the Rams after spending seven years at his alma mater Marshall University. 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). He has also coached for West Virginia Soccer Club, working with the U17 boys squad.
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. Letts also spent time in Belize City, Belize coaching young athletes in a soccer camp, involving the donation of soccer equipment to the campers.
Professionally, Letts played in Great Britain for 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 Nottingham 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.
Graduate of Kenyon College (OH) in 2012, was a two-year starter in goal for the Lords while studying History and Statistics.
During that time, Tyler posted the 2nd best Goals Against Average marks for both a single season and a career in school history.
Helped Kenyon to first NCAA tournament berth in over a decade along with multiple weeks in the national rankings.
Coached with the Columbus Crew Academy as well as the Kenyon goalkeepers after senior season.
After Kenyon, played semi-professionally in Spain (CD Cieza) for one year before becoming the Graduate Assistant for the Rams.
Currently studying in the Sport Leadership Grad Program at VCU.
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