Naomi Kolarova enters her 11th year as head coach of the Tennessee Wesleyan women's soccer program. In the 2015-16 season Kolarova guided the team to a 7-8-3 overall record, and a 5-3-2 conference record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC). Finishing 4th in regular season standings, Kolarova took the Lady Bulldogs into the AAC tournaments final eight for the 10th time under her tenure.
Overall, at the helm of the program Kolarova has lead Tennessee Wesleyan Women's Soccer to a 90-82-14 record and 51-25-5 AAC conference record. In her ten years at TWC, Kolarova has had players named to: Appalachian Athletic All-Conference Teams 56 times, NAIA All-Region teams 9 times, NAIA and NSCAA Honorable Mention All-American selection 3 times, and NCSAA All-American selection 2 times. Kolarova has helped set the academic standard for the women's soccer program during her tenure with 9 players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 54 AAC All-Academic Team players.
Kolarova (formerly Clarke), originally from New Zealand, came to Tennessee Wesleyan in 2006 following a one and a half year stint as assistant women's coach at the University of North Alabama where she also completed a Master's degree in Health Promotion and Human Performance. Prior to coaching college soccer, Kolarova played a season for the semi-professional Mile High Mustangs in Denver, CO (2004) and at the NCAA Division II collegiate level (2000-2002). Her collegiate career consisted of playing at Lock Haven University of PA (2000-2002), and then Metropolitan State University of Denver (2003-2004), where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance and Sport emphasizing Teaching K-12 Physical Education. During her playing career Kolarova earned the honor of being named an NSCAA DII All-American selection all four years of her college career as well as both 1st Team Regional and 1st Team Conference selections every year. Kolarova also has youth and senior national team caps under her belt with representation for her native country, New Zealand.
Kolarova co-founded and served as DOC/Assistant DOC for local soccer club McMinn United for 10 years, she previously coached for elite clubs out of the Nashville, TN and Denver, CO areas. Kolarova is also a soccer camp veteran having coached and directed with Joe Machnik's No.1 Soccer Camps from 2002-2014, Coerver Coaching in 2005-2009, as well as worked various college camps since 2006. Kolarova currently works with the TN Olympic Development Program and runs Tennessee Wesleyan Team Camps for high school programs. Kolarova holds her USSF National 'B' Coaching License and resides in Athens, TN with her husband Hristo Kolarov.