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Naomi Kolarova enters her tenth year as head coach of the Tennessee Wesleyan women's soccer program. In the 2014-15 season Kolarova guided the team to a 11-8-1 overall record, and a 7-3 conference record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC). Finishing 3rd in regular season standings, Kolarova took the Lady Bulldogs into the AAC tournaments final eight for the ninth time, and into the semifinal stage for the sixth time under her tenure.
Overall, at the helm of the program Coach Kolarova has lead Tennessee Wesleyan Women's Soccer to a 83-75-11 record and 46-22-3 AAC conference record. In her nine years at TWC, Kolarova has had players named to: Appalachian Athletic All-Conference Teams 52 times, NAIA All-Region teams 9 times, NAIA Honorable All-American selection twice, NSCAA Honorable Mention All-American selection once, and NCSAA All-American selections twice. Kolarova has helped set the academic standard for the women's soccer program during her tenure with 6 players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 46 AAC All-Academic Team players. The 2014-15 team carried TWC's athletic department academically with a TWC team high average GPA of 3.33.
Coach 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 at the NCAA Division II level at Lock Haven University of PA (2000-2002), and the 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 (2000-2003) as well as both 1st Team Regional and 1st Team Conference selections every year. Kolarova also has national team caps under her belt with representation on the New Zealand Senior Women's National Team in 2004.
Kolarova co-founded and is the Director of Coaching at local soccer club McMinn United FC and has also previously coached for elite clubs out of the Nashville, TN and Denver, CO areas. Kolarova is also a soccer camp veteran coach having coached and directed with Joe Machnik's No.1 Soccer Camps since 2002, Coerver Coaching in 2005-2009, as well as worked various college camps since 2006. Kolarova currently works with the TN Olympic Development Program and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Exercise Science department at the college. Kolarova holds her USSF National 'B' Coaching License and resides in Athens, TN with her husband Hristo Kolarov.