Sam Stroud has been the assistant coach for the Chattanooga women's soccer program for six years and was announced the interim head coach on Nov. 6, 2014 after the resignation of JD Kyzer.
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.