Sarah Jerome joined the Royals’ coaching staff in August 2015. A former goalkeeper at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., Jerome came to Scranton after spending the 2014 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.
While at Scranton, she has helped lead the Royals to three-straight Landmark Conference championship games (2016, 2017, 2018), and back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. The Royals also earned NCAA Tournament bids all three of those seasons and Jerome is a part of a coaching staff that earned Landmark Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2016 and 2018.
In the spring of 2015, 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.