MEET THE COACHES
Girls Varsity Head Coach
Coach Richardson took over the program as Girls Head Coach in 2017. She has brought her extensive background in athletics and love for soccer to help build the program from the ground up. Her passion involves helping the athletes reach their greatest personal potential, regardless of their starting point. As a former collegiate athlete from the University of Florida and SAC Conference Champion in the 400m Hurdles at Wingate University, she knows what it takes to succeed in the world of sports. She believes any sport can teach players invaluable skills that will stay with them throughout life - discipline, work ethic, determination, and delayed gratification. As a Sarasota High Almuni with 9 varsity letters, she's happy to be on her old stomping grounds! Coach Richardson is also the Hurdles Coach for the SHS Track Team and the Assistant Cross Country Coach. When she's not coaching, you can find her playing soccer in several adult soccer leagues around Sarasota and Bradenton, competing in local 5ks and USATF meets, or splashing in the pool with her baby!
She is happily married and has a sweet baby girl, Lesalynn.
Girls JV and Goalkeeper Coach
Scott Bear has been playing soccer for twenty four years, specializing in goal-keeping. His passion for soccer found him coaching several youth teams, reffing for youth leagues, as well as playing in adult leagues. Coach Bear further dove into the athletic world as the Assistant Manager at United World Soccer. He loves to pass his knowledge and of love of the game to anyone and everyone that he can. He has a deep understanding of the game and is looking forward to developing new talent and tactics that will benefit the players and program.
Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
This is Coach Z’s second season with Lady Sailor Soccer as the Girl’s Varsity Assistant Coach. Coach Z is a fitness fanatic and especially loves lifting. A former collegiate player, she graduated from University of Buffalo with a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for teaching the girls to step into their greatness, in all of it’s meanings. She found her way to the Tampa Bay area from Buffalo, New York and is now a Keller Williams Real Estate Agent and a Personal Trainer at Scorch Fitness. She brings a multitude of life experiences with her and greatly benefits the program through coaching and mentoring.