COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT COACH
Before arriving at Chattanooga, Kyzer spent five years as head coach of Division II Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., and was the program's top assistant for six years before that. In his five years at the Charlotte institution, Kyzer compiled a 59-30-3 record while winning four CarolinasVirginia Athletic Conference regularseason championships. In his time with the Charlotte school, the Royals lost just six times to CVAC opponents. Overall, Kyzer's teams produced 22 all-conference players, six all-region selections and one All-American. In 1998, the Royals had the nation's most productive scorer in Renee Vinnedge who tallied an NCAA-record 41 goals in 16 games. Kyzer's teams have been aggressive on the offensive end producing the conference's leading scorer in all five seasons that he was head coach at Queens and three times since taking over at UTC. In 10 seasons of coaching, Kyzer has had a player nationally ranked in scoring 10 times. While keeping the pressure on offensively, Kyzer's teams have also shown stellar defensive capabilities. In 1996, Queens College had a school-record 11 shutouts. In 1995 and 1997 the Royals posted nine shutouts. At Chattanooga the Mocs have posted 48 shutouts in 11 years. In 1999, Kyzer was also the head coach of the Charlotte Speed in a women's pro league of the United Soccer League. Prior to taking the job at Queens, he was a member of the soccer staff at Belmont Abbey and was an assistant for current Duke Head Coach Robbie Church. A native of Columbia, S.C., Kyzer earned his bachelor's degree in Education in 1985 from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. A member of the soccer team at USCS, he helped the squad to a 21-1-1 record his senior season. That team advanced to the national NAIA Tournament. Joseph Dantzler Kyzer and his wife, Claire, have three children, Brianna, Tristan and Kiera.
SAM STROUD Fifth Year • Auburn, 2004
Personal Profile Educational Background Auburn, 2004 Bachelor of Science Agri-Science Education
Family Wife: Annette Child: Braydon
Place of Birth Tullahoma, Tenn.
Sam Stroud enters his fifth season as assistant coach for the Chattanooga women’s soccer team. In his first year with Chattanooga, the Lady Mocs got off to their best start in school history with five consecutive wins. The Lady Mocs also had the top two scorers in the Southern Conference despite a 16-game schedule. Stroud arrived at Chattanooga with a wealth of soccer experience and knowledge. He now has nine years of coaching experience under his belt, including six years of Division I women’s soccer. He came to the Mocs from Nashville’s Lipscomb University where the Lady Bison posted back-to-back school records for single season wins. Prior to coaching at Lipscomb, Stroud was an assistant with Alabama A&M in Huntsville. In 2005 the Bulldogs recorded their most successful season in school history with an overall record of 15-2-2 and advanced to the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament semifinals. Stroud was the head coach of the Valley High Boy’s Soccer team in Valley, Ala. Stroud, from Tullahoma, Tenn., is a 2004 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Science Education. He is married to the former Annette Robinson of Huntland, Tenn. The couple has one son, Braydon.
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