Coaches Spotlight-Tanya Samarzich

Coaching Spotlight-Tanya Samarzich

Coach’s Name and CASC Teams

  • Tanya Samarzich (G2011 & G2013)

Favorite Position

  • Left Midfield

Playing Experience

  • Golden Boot winner at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship
  • Professional soccer in La Liga playing for Rayadas in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Division 1 soccer at USC and University of Kentucky
  • Mexican national team 2009-2017
  • Competed in Pan- American Games, CONCACAF world cup qualifiers, World Cups, and Olympic qualifiers, and many tournaments with the U-17’s, U-20’s, Senior Women national team.

Educational Background

  • B.S. Human Development and Family Studies
  • B.S. Child Development

Favorite Soccer Players

  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Luka Modric

Favorite Pro Club Teams

  • Barcelona, 2008-2009
  • Paris Saint-Germain Currently

Favorite National Team

  • Mexico National team
  • Serbian National team
  • Croatia National Team

Personal Facts

  • Physical Education Teacher 4-8th grade
  • Coach 8 soccer teams at my school
  • Love going on long road trips and exploring National Parks around the US.

Favorite Part about Coaching Soccer

  • Seeing players grow and develop as a soccer player with skills and knowledge.

Best advice to youth soccer players

Keep believing, hard work will pay off