Former University of North Alabama women's soccer standout Hollie Loud returned to her alma mater in May of 2016 to serve on Chris Walker's staff as assistant coach for the Lions and has completed four seasons on the UNA coaching staff.
In 2018, Loud helped direct the Lions to an 11-9-1 overall mark in the program's first season of Division I competition. UNA won two matches in the ASUN Conference Tournament and advanced to the championship match before falling 3-2 to Lipscomb.
Loud, who started 86 consecutiive games for the Lions from 2008-11 and was a two-time All-Gulf South Conference honoree, returned to UNA after four seasons as assistant coach at the University of West Alabama.
In her first season back at UNA the Lions went 8-8-0 overall and followed that with a stellar 13-4-2 campaign in 2017 that included advancing to the NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament.
Loud has earned an Advanced National Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches and also completed United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 1 & 2.
She is also a graduate of the 2018 NCAA Women Coaches Academy class #44 that was held in Denver, Colo. The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between WeCOACH and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels, and is designed for women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affet their personal and team success.
While at UNA, Loud coached the 2019 ASUN Conference scoring champion in Shelby Wall and another All-ASUN Conference team member in Kate Wiseman. Wall was also an Academic All-ASUN selection. In 2018, UNA had four players earn All-ASUN Conference honors, along with two members of the All-Freshman team and three All-ASUN Tournament team selections.
The UNA soccer program has continued to excel off the field as well, posting a cumulative 3.74 team grade point average in 2018-19.
A starter on UNA's first Gulf South Conference championship women's soccer team in 2011, Loud was a team captain four straight years and helped lead the Lions to three consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Her 20 career goals scored still rank 12th best in school history and she added 14 career assists.
A 2011 Academic All-Gulf South Conference honoree, Loud earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UNA in 2012 and added a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from West Alabama in 2016.
While at West Alabama, Loud assisted with both the men's and women's soccer programs. She worked in recruiting and player development and coordinated the school's soccer clinics. UWA won men's GSC championships in 2014 and 2015 and the women's team received the inaugural GSC Fair Play award in 2015. While many of UWA's players received conference and regional awards, the teams also won the interdepartmental award for community service and an NSCAA Team Academic Award in both 2014 and 2015.
Loud helped form the Demopolis Elite Soccer Club and continues to work with several other youth soccer associations and camps, including the Shoals Soccer Club.
Prior to coming to UNA as a player, Loud played soccer at Filton College in Bristol, England where her teams won back to back national titles in 2006 and 2007. A team captain for Filton in 2007-08, she received four county champion medals and was part of the U18 Soutwest championship team.