Mandy Schneider is moving up in the college coaching world.
Schneider, the former Salem High School player and assistant coach, was recently named assistant women's soccer coach at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville.
Schneider, who has five years experience as an assistant coach with Jacksonville University and Georgia State, will work under coach Dominic Martelli as the Grizzlies begin their inaugural season in the fall.
Schneider and Martelli have a long history together. Martelli coached Schneider's youth club team at Bethesda Park in Gwinnett County and Schneider was a four-year letter winner from 2002-05 playing for Martelli at Georgia State.
"Mandy grew up in Georgia and played every level of soccer throughout the state," Martelli said in a release by Georgia Gwinnett. "She has working relationships with high school and club coaches, and she knows the exact type of player we are looking for at GGC."
GGC has applied to become a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
RYSA set to host college soccer
College soccer is coming to Rockdale County. Four men's and four women's teams will play Saturday on two fields at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.
A pair of women's games get things kicked off at 11:30 a.m. as Wofford College plays Clayton State and Presbyterian battles Georgia Perimeter College. At 1p.m., men's teams from Emmanuel College and Georgia Perimeter and Limestone College and Berry College play, then the women return at 2:30 p.m. as Presbyterian and Clayton State and Wofford and Georgia Perimeter kick off.
The final sessions take place at 4 p.m. and pits men's teams from Emmanuel and Limestone and Georgia Perimeter and Berry.Yates places fifth at NCAA championshipsFormer Salem standout Pete Yates polished off a fine redshirt-junior season wrestling for Virginia Tech. Yates finished fifth at 165 pounds at the NCAA championships in St. Louis, Missouri and received All-America honors. Yates, who defeated Maryland's John Asper in a 13-7 decision in the fifth-place match less than two weeks after knocking off Asper to win his first ACC title, finished the year 28-7.