Sara Murphy

Club Head Coach


Sara Murphy is a driven and passionate soccer coach who brings her experience as a case manager to the field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College, where she was also a member of the Division 2 Varsity Women’s Soccer Team from 1998 to 2002.

With over 15 years of case management experience, Sara is skilled in developing treatment plans that meet each client’s unique needs. She has a LSWA Social Work License and has worked as a Social Worker II and Emergency Response Worker II/Hotline Worker for the Department of Children and Families since 2007. Prior to that, she was a Case Specialist for the Lowell Juvenile Court from 2005 to 2007.


  • BA Criminal Justice – Saint Anselm College
  • LSWA Social Work License

Coaching Education

Saint Anselm College – Women’s Soccer Camp for Children 1998-2000
  • Attended coaching clinics and seminars focused on developing young soccer players
  • Worked with experienced coaches and players to improve coaching techniques and strategies

Coaching Experience

  • Become Elite Soccer – U9 Girls Assistant Soccer Coach and U12 Girls
    • Assisted head coach in planning and executing training sessions for U9 girls soccer team.
    • Provided individual player development and feedback during practices and games.
    • Helped coach team to second place finish in local tournament.
  • North Andover Youth Soccer – 5th Grade Assistance Travel Coach (A Team)
    • Assisted head coach in organizing and running practices and games for 5th grade travel soccer team.
    • Worked with players on technical skills, tactical awareness, and team play.
    • Helped lead team to an undefeated season and league championship.
  • North Andover Youth Soccer – G2 Assistant Coach
    • Assisted head coach in organizing and running practices and games for G2 soccer team.
    • Worked with players on fundamental soccer skills and basic tactical concepts.
    • Helped foster a positive learning environment for young players.
  • Aztec U19 Assistant Coach – 2009-2010
    • Assisted head coach in developing and implementing training sessions for U19 soccer team.
    • Worked with players on advanced technical and tactical skills, as well as physical fitness and conditioning.
    • Helped coach team to second place finish in regional tournament.

Playing Experience

  • Saint Anselm College, 1998-2002 Division 2 Varsity Women’s Soccer Team
    • Defender – 4 years
    • Helped lead team to two conference championships and one NCAA tournament appearance
    • All-Conference honorable mention – Senior year.
  • Marblehead High School, Varsity
    • Captain – 2 years
    • Northeast Conference All-Star – Sophomore and Junior yr
    • Lynn Item All-Star – Senior yr

Volunteer Experience

  • Bedford, NH YMCA: Volunteered to work with children, 1998-2000
    • Assisted with running youth soccer camps and clinics for children aged 5-12
    • Worked with children of all skill levels to develop fundamental soccer skills and foster a love for the sport
  • Alpha House, Manchester, NH: Service Learning, volunteered to work with at risk Hispanic-American
    • Assisted with after-school program for at-risk Hispanic-American children in Manchester
    • Worked with children on academic and social skills, as well as introducing them to the sport of soccer


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong knowledge of soccer tactics and player development
  • Experience working with players of all ages and skill levels
  • Ability to create and execute effective training sessions and game plans
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills