In the fall of 2013, a parent of a Blue Knights player approached Tricia and asked if she'd be interested in volunteering as an assistant coach for her daughters team. She accepted this invitation and within a few months, found herself working as the head coach for a U9 girls team. Since that time, she has enjoy having the chance to share her love of the game with girls teams ranging from U9-U15. When Tricia is not on the field coaching soccer, she enjoys working for Canyons School District as an Elementary School Achievement Coach, spending time with her family, and staying healthy by playing on multiple soccer teams, and running long distance races.

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Tricia was introduced to the game of soccer as a 10 year old through local programs in her home town of American Fork, Utah. It didn't take her very long to develop a great love for the game and she has been playing on indoor and outdoor teams ever since. As a teenager Tricia played for American Fork High School and had the opportunity to serve as a team captain for 2 years. Soon after graduating, Tricia was invited to return to American Fork High School as an assistant coach with the girls soccer program. She has fond memories of having the chance to be mentored by her high school coach, as she worked as the head coach for the Junior Varsity girls team for 2 years while attending Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After graduating from BYU, Tricia was hired by Jordan School District (and later Canyons School District) as an elementary school teacher, teaching both 2nd and 5th grades for 11 years.