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Snow leaves UCLA for full-time head coaching job
by Paul Kennedy, January 26th, 2013 9:44PM

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[U.S. UNDER-17 WOMEN] For the second time in two years, UCLA has lost its women's head coach to U.S. Soccer. After Jill Ellis, who named youth development director, B.J. Snow has left to take the newly created full-time position as the U.S. Under-17 women's national team head coach. In a second full-time hire, April Kater as head development coach.

Prior to being named UCLA head coach in 2011, Snow was assistant head coach from 2009-10 and assistant coach from 2007-08. He first arrived at UCLA in 2006 as a volunteer assistant coach. He had previously been head men's coach at his former high school, Portage Central in Kalamazoo, Mich. for four years.
 
He has previously served U.S. Soccer as an assistant with the Under-20 U.S. women's national team, traveling with it to the 2010 Under-20 World Cup in Germany.

Several UCLA records were set under Snow's watch, including a 25-game unbeaten streak that ran from Oct. 14, 2011 to Oct. 28, 2012, and a record 564 consecutive shutout minutes for goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland.

"I went into this position wanting to help develop people and provide a platform to facilitate their development, but, ironically, I always ended up feeling that I learned more from them," Snow said in a statement. "It is these relationships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. They will never truly understand what an impact they had in both my personal and professional growth."

As head development coach, Kater will work closely with Ellis and will be responsible for developing and maintaining a national database, tracking elite youth players. She will also coach and assist in U.S. Soccer's National Training Center initiatives, serve as the head coach for the U.S. U-14 girls national team program and also work with the U.S. U-15 national team.

Kater, 43, comes to U.S. Soccer after seven seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado College.



1 comment
  1. Doug Martin
    commented on: January 28, 2013 at 9:38 a.m.
    Nice to see Kater moving up to the National level on a full time basis, she was a good coach in her time at Syracuse and will be asset moving forward.

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