Head Women's Soccer Coach Juan Mascaro has tabbed Chelsea Shaughnessy as the Assistant Coach of the Brevard College Tornados Women's Soccer team. Shaughnessy brings seven-plus years of NCAA DIII collegiate coaching experience to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
"We are very excited to have Chelsea join our program," stated Head Women's Soccer Coach Juan Mascaro. "Chelsea's vast maturity and experience in NCAA Division III Women's Soccer is an incredible asset to have as our program grows. Coupling that maturity and experience with Chelsea's head coaching experience brings even more value to our staff and program."
Shaughnessy most recently spent four years as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Mitchell College in New London, Conn., a member institution of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). While at the helm of Mitchell's Women's Soccer team, Shaughnessy focused on the student-athlete experience and creating a winning culture. In addition to her coaching duties, she served on the NCAA's Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and was a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Advisor. Shaughnessy also coached a local U11 girls team alongside her duties at Mitchell College.
Before her time with Mitchell College, Shaughnessy spent four years with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) member institution Johnson & Wales University as the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach. Shaughnessy developed a strong national and regional recruiting base, created student-athlete leadership programs, and curated the team's social media accounts.
Shaughnessy holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Sport Management from Nichols College in 2012.
"I would like to thank head coach Juan Mascaro and all of the members of the search committee for giving me this amazing opportunity to be a part of the Women's Soccer program and the Tornado family," commented Chelsea Shaughnessy on her new position. "I am very excited to have this opportunity to assist in player development, while also recruiting future prospects to this beautiful campus. I look forward to applying all my experiences and knowledge at the NCAA Division III level in order to help this team succeed and accomplish its goals on and off the field."