Yeovil Town Women FC has announced that one of the USA’s most successful soccer coaches Denise Schilte-Brown is to be its global ambassador.
Denise is currently the head soccer coach at the University of South Florida since 2007 and has more than 20 years of coaching experience across the country.
She is currently ranked 11th in the USA.
She played in the German Bundesliga for Hanover and Potsdam, in Sweden and for the Canadian national team.
Denise also holds UEFA A and USSF A licenses and is a hugely respected educator.
YWTFC, owned by Florida businessmen Adam Murry presented the opportunity to Denise to undertake an ambassadorial role for Yeovil Women’s FC.
The highly regarded football club, who have just been awarded Football Club of the year in the UK, play in the top 4 divisions of the English Football Women’s game, but has ambitions to make a swift return to the top division, WSL 1, where it was last year.
Mr Murry, who runs a successful Tampa soccer academy said: “Everyone at Yeovil is absolutely delighted that Denise has agreed to work with us and help us raise our international profile.
“We have big plans for Yeovil and Denise has a fantastic resume in soccer, both as a player and a coach. We are very much looking forward to working with her.”
Denise added: “I was honoured to be asked to become part of the YTWFC set up.
It’s clear the club is going places and I have been very impressed with what I have seen and heard so far. I can’t wait to get started.”
She added: “This is a club on the rise. I am looking forward to contributing to its bright future.”
1st Team Manager Jamie Sherwood, who was re-appointed this season, and was in charge from 2014 to 2018 and won promotion to the top flight in 2016 from the Championship said “It’s great to have Denise on board. I’m really excited to see how this dynamic will again strengthen this great club and looking forward to working with Denise to create a strong partnership and positive movement in players to aid their development.