University of Scranton head women's soccer coach Colleen Pivirotto announced this week that Sarah Jerome has joined the Royals' coaching staff as an assistant coach.
A former goalkeeper at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., Jerome comes to Scranton after spending last season as an assistant coach at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. During her time there, she coached the goalkeepers while assisting the head coach with player evaluations, roster selections, editing and analyzing game film and other duties associated with the women's soccer program.
"I'm excited to join the women's soccer program here at The University of Scranton," Jerome said. "The program has a history of success and a great tradition, and I'm looking forward to working with Coach Pivirotto and making a run at another Landmark Conference championship."
This past spring, Jerome completed an education internship with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in Kansas City, Mo. During the internship, she assisted in maintaining more than 110 course over four months, communicated with instructors, processed post-course materials and provided membership customer services.
As a player at Emory & Henry, Jerome played in 59 games, 36 as a starter, including all 31 games over her final two seasons. She spent 4,000 minutes in goal, making 290 saves, posting 11 victories and seven shutouts.
A 2014 graduate of Emory & Henry, Jerome has a bachelor of arts degree in athletic training. She has additional coaching experience as an assistant varsity girls' soccer coach at Abingdon High School in Abingdon, Va. in the spring of 2011, and has served as a camp clinician at numerous stops, including a clinic held by Emory & Henry in Capetown, South Africa, last summer.
Jerome joins the Royals in time for preseason camp, which begins next week. The Royals will kick-off their season on Tuesday, Sept. 1, when they host Kean University at 5 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.