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RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros women’s soccer team announced on Tuesday that it has hired Alyssa Gregory, who spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach at the University of the Ozarks, as an assistant coach.
Gregory helped lead the Eagles to a playoff appearance in 2021 for the first time since 2015. Gregory led all goalkeeper sessions while helping with the organization of the defense. Gregory got her first taste of head coaching experience when she stepped in for her head coach, who took maternity leave in the fall of 2019, while also organizing trips and recruiting.
“Alyssa will be an asset to the program as she will help us take another step forward in achieving our goals,” UTRGV head coach Glad Bugariu said. “I am very confident in her coaching and leadership abilities to assist in continuing the success of our women’s soccer program at UTRGV. She has a thirst for knowledge about the game and understands the importance of organization and attention to detail required at this level. I have no doubt that she will add another dimension to our staff and our team, helping reach our goal of becoming WAC Champions.”
Prior to her time at the University of the Ozarks, Gregory was the goalkeeper coach at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Gregory was responsible for the development of individual goalkeepers and conducting training sessions.
“I am super excited to join the UTRGV family as an assistant women’s soccer coach this fall,” Gregory said. “I look forward to being a Vaquero.”
Gregory played four seasons of collegiate soccer after playing two seasons at Emporia State University and two seasons at Park University. Gregory helped her team at Park to two postseason appearances while starting in goal in 14 matches as a junior and 16 matches as a senior. Gregory wrapped up her career at Park with 10 career shutouts, 85 saves, and a 1.17 goals against average.
Gregory earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness from Park University in 2019.