Vanessa Mann enters her first season as volunteer assistant coach for Oklahoma soccer in 2014. Mann comes to Oklahoma after several years of coaching involvement at the club and collegiate level in Nevada.
As volunteer assistant coach, Mann has heavy involvement with data and statistical analysis for the Sooners. She assists with data collection and reporting for both training session and matches, while also taking part in on-field coaching and development of student-athletes.
Mann continues to serve as the director of coaching for Legacy F.C. in Nevada, which she co-founded with other Nevada soccer alumni. She works to coordinate the day-to-day functions of the club, including budget management, working with equipment vendors, scheduling community service opportunities and implementing coaching education.
Prior to her arrival at Oklahoma, Mann was also an actively involved coach for Legacy F.C. She served as head coach for the '99, '02 and '03 girls club teams and has also served as a youth soccer coach for Nevada Elite F.C., Coerver Coaching (New South Wales, Aus.) and the Illawarra Stingrays (New South Wales, Aus.).
Mann spent the 2013-14 season serving as a volunteer assistant coach for Nevada and also works as a license instructor for U.S. Soccer in Nevada. She has worked as an Olympic Development Program assistant coach and a College I.D. camp instructor as well.
Mann graduated from the University of Nevada in 2011 with a bachelor of science in health ecology. She was a member of the Nevada soccer team from 2007-10 and was a two-time Nevada student-athlete scholar.