Stephen Weiss has been added to the Reinhardt College athletic department as an assistant women's soccer coach. He will assist head coach Andy Kaplan with directing Reinhardt's intercollegiate women's soccer program, which competes as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).
"I've worked with Andy for the Cherokee Impact," Weiss said. "This is a great opportunity to coach at a higher competition level than the youth programs. I want to coach at that high level and I feel that Andy is a perfect role model for that."
Weiss has been coaching soccer since the age of 17. For the past year, he has coached with the Cherokee Impact. Before moving to Georgia in December 2005, Weiss coached and trained boys and girls ranging in age from 11-19, including being a part of the Dallas Texans Soccer Club, one of the top club programs in the nation. Before doing random coaching from 2002-05, he served as an instructor for the Highpointe Children's Academy summer soccer camp from 1997-2005. His certifications include the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) state and regional goal keeper diplomas and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D license.
Weiss played one season (2002) at NCAA Division II Dallas Baptist University in his home state of Texas. He also competed for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club and was a four-year starter at James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. From 1997-2001, Weis was a member of the Olympic Development Program in Dallas, making the regional pool team in 2000.
Originally from Arlington, the 25-year-old Weiss now makes his home in Woodstock, Ga.
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