Richmond Strikers Coach to Take Over Varsity Girls Soccer

Richmond native Patrick Tucker has coached soccer at Steward for six years.

Patrick Tucker has been selected as the new varsity girls soccer coach. Coach Tucker has been a familiar face around campus for the last six years as a winning coach of the JV boys and Middle School girls soccer teams, the latter of which ended last season with a 9-0-3 record. He has also assistant coached varsity boys and girls soccer. He is currently on campus full time co-teaching fourth-grade, fifth-grade, and Middle School physical education classes with Coach EJ Watkins.

A Richmond native, Coach Tucker has played soccer since the age of four, notably on a Richmond Strikers travel team from ages 10-18. This will be his fourth year coaching a U12 travel team with Richmond Strikers.

“Patrick is a tremendous soccer coach and really knows the game inside and out,” Director of Athletics Bruce Secrest said. “He has a great temperament as a coach, and he’s already proven himself in what he has done for our athletic program over the past six years.”

Coach Tucker said he feels confident in his abilities to bring success to the varsity girls soccer team based on his years of coaching experience with Steward and in the community.

“I think being an assistant coach for the varsity boys and girls prepared me for this position the most,” he said. “I had to take on a variety of leadership roles, such as managing the players through getting to know their personalities, as well as being strategic in my coaching on the field.”

In terms of his goals for the team, he added: “I believe we will have a successful season if we are hardworking, dedicated, and passionate about coming to practice every day. We have a lot of talent on this team plus 14 freshman girls coming up from the Middle School team, so I feel confident that we could go to states this year.”

Coach Tucker is on campus full time and is eager to meet parents of current and prospective girls soccer players.





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