Women's Soccer – Head Coach
Location: CC 104
ABOUT THE COACH
This will be Ashlee Slayback’s third season as head coach of the St. Charles Community College women’s soccer team. The former Texas A&M soccer star is excited to be a part of the team’s success.
After finishing her professional career with the St. Louis Athletica in 2009, Slayback focused on coaching and giving back to the game she loves. She coached and trained for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club along with taking a head-coaching job at Ursuline Academy.
In Slayback’s two years as head coach for Ursuline Academy, they won a district championship and she led them to the state championship game where they lost in overtime. Extremely proud of her team’s efforts, Slayback was named Private School Coach of the Year for Missouri.
Slayback also played a season with the Boston Renegades after graduating from Texas A&M in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a minor in business. Slayback holds the record at Texas A&M for playing 92 consecutive games from 2004-07, as well as goals scored (81) and points (194).
As a freshman at Texas A&M, Slayback was named the 2004 Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year, and three years later was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. In 2008, Slayback received the Honda Sports Award and the UMBRO/Dallas Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Year Award.
Slayback feels that coaching is a natural fit for her since she no longer plays. Her life has revolved around soccer and she feels fortunate to have had fantastic coaches along the way. They were instrumental in her soccer successes but also in shaping her into the person she is today. Looking back, she appreciates the extra effort they put in with her and wants to thank them by giving back to the game they all love.
Slayback currently resides in St. Peters with her husband, Josh, and their son, Gavin.
ABOUT THE ASSISTANT COACH
Josh Tyler enters his third season coaching with St. Charles Community College. Coach Tyler will primarily focus on the goalkeepers. Tyler has more than 20 years of playing experience as well as eight years of coaching experience.
He was a goalkeeper for Culver-Stockton College for two years. He also coached for the Camdenton Lady Cougars, a local girl’s soccer team in Camdenton, Mo. After helping with multiple teams and running soccer camps, Tyler moved to St. Louis where he got involved with the Mid Rivers Soccer Club and has been coaching with them for the past four years.
Tyler has been instrumental in producing goalkeepers that can play at the next level and the SCC women’s soccer program is excited to have such a dedicated coach.
ABOUT THE ASSISTANT COACH
Kim Trautman enters her second year coaching with St. Charles Community College. Coach Trautman will focus on the defensive side of the ball along as the strength and conditioning.
Trautman also helps with the DASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association) wheelchair soccer team as the assistant coach.
She graduated from Francis Howell North High School where she played varsity soccer and golf. She then went on to play soccer at Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. Trautman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2011. She is currently continuing her education to become a physical therapist.
SCC is very excited to have Coach Trautman work with the team; her knowledge will help make the team better.
ABOUT THE MANAGER
Stephanie Weber is a sophomore at SCC and will act as manager for the Cougars this season.
She graduated from Francis Howell Central in 2012 and played multiple sports throughout her high school career, including football where she was the kicker. Unfortunately, she was unable to play any sports her senior year due to a knee injury.
Weber is studying business at SCC, and her career ambition is to become a physical therapist.
She loves to eat at Olive Garden, her most prized possesions are her dogs Riley and Nikita, and her favorite athlete is Mia Hamm.