VIENNA, W.VA - Telma Poole of Vienna, West Virginia, has been named head coach of the Ohio Valley University women's soccer program, Interim Athletic Director Larry Lyons has announced.
"I am excited for Ohio Valley University women's soccer, Said Lyons. "Telma Poole brings a great deal of experience and knowledge that will allow her to continue building on the success of our women's soccer program at the conference and national level." Lyons finished.
Telma, a graduate of Salem International University in 2012 with a Masters in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, and in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology - Physiology, and Exercise Science will bring years of coaching experience to the Fighting Scots.
Telma trains athletes in the Vienna area at the Joga Bonito Soccer Training Program, while coaching at the club level. Telma has won two West Virginia State Championships in the club ranks. She previously served as the men's soccer coach at Williamstown High School from 2013-2017 and was on the coaching staff at Parkersburg South High School in 2012.
Telma will also bring collegiate experience to the Scots as a coach and former player. Telma served as the Assistant Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for West Virginia Tech in 2009. While attending Salem International University from 2004-2008, Telma appeared in forty-four matches for the Tigers, scoring three goals and three assists during her career.
"I am blessed to be part of Ohio Valley University and have the opportunity to accomplish my dream of coaching at the collegiate level," Poole stated. The program has established a winning tradition, and I will give everything I can to continue the success and accomplishments of the program." Said Poole.
The Fighting Scots are coming off of a historic season, capturing the programs first NCAA Tournament victory against Ashland University in their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Ohio Valley will also look to defend their back-to-back Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships in 2019.