Sarver replaces Jitka Klimkova, who is now head coach of the U-20 national team, replacing Michelle French. White succeeds Jaime Frias, now in charge of the U-18s. Mark Carr, the former U-15 coach, was named U-17 coach earlier this month, replacing B.J. Snow. April Kater remains the U-14 head coach, a position she has held for four and a half years.
2017 U.S. Youth National Team Coaches
U-20: Jitka Klimkova
U-19: Keri Sarver
U-18: Jaime Frias
U-17: Mark Carr
U-16: Kacey White
U-14: April Kater
“This is the first time in our history that we’ve had full-time youth national team coaches who are dedicated year-round to these specific age groups outside the World Cup teams [U-17 and U-20],” said Women’s Youth National Teams Director April Heinrichs, who had also been serving as U-18 head coach. “Keri Sarver and Kacey White have committed themselves to coaching professionally, have coached club and college soccer and became mainstays as assistant coaches within our Youth National Team program over the last several years. We are excited to welcome them to our staff in their new positions.”
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
• U.S. Soccer trains camp assistant for U-14s, U-15s and U-16s since 2015.
• Xavier University, head coach (2017).
• CASL, Director of Coaching (2015-16).
• Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay, head coach (2014-15).
• Univ. of Oklahoma, assistant coach (2012-14).
• USA (18 caps)
• WPS: Sky Blue (2009-10), Atlanta Beat (2011).
• Swedish Damallsvenskan: AIK (2006-07), Balinge (2006-07).
• Univ. of North Carolina (NCAA champ 2003, All-America 2004 & 2005)
KERI SARVER (U-19)
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
• U.S. Soccer scout since 2011. Also ran training centers and assisted with U-18s.
• Internationals SC, Director of Coaching (2000-2017).
• Univ. of Akron, assistant coach (2012-14).
• Cleveland Internationals/W-League, assistant coach (2007-09).
• WUSA: Washington Freedom (2001), the New York Power (2002) and the Carolina Courage (2003).
• Univ. of Maryland (All-America 1998).
• U.S. youth national team pool U-16 through U-21 (1991-1997).