Steve Swanson
Head Coach

Through 27 seasons as a head coach, including the last 17 years at the helm of Virginia's program, Swanson has established himself as one of the elite coaches in collegiate soccer, and certainly one of the most respected. Swanson has led his teams to seven conference championships, 22 NCAA Tournament appearances and 26 consecutive winning seasons during his 27-year career. In his time as Virginia’s head coach, he has compiled a 269-81-40 record and coached 10 ACC Player of the Year selections, including the must recent selection with midfielder Alexis Shaffer in 2016.

Swanson appeared on the international stage in the summer of 2016 as an assistant coach with the USWNT in the Olympic Games in Brazil.

In the summer of 2015, Swanson served as an assistant coach for the United States as the Americans triumphed over Japan to win its third World Cup while he was watching two of his former UVA standout players, Morgan Brian (Class of 2015) and Becky Sauerbrunn (Class of 2007), play the entire 90 minutes of the final.

Full Bio

Ron Raab
Associate Head Coach

In the 11 seasons since Raab returned as a full-time assistant with the Cavaliers in 2006, the team has posted a 181-48-29 record, won the 2012 ACC Championship, the 2013 ACC regular season title on the way to the 2013 NCAA College Cup, advanced to the finals of the NCAA College Cup in 2014 and then followed it up with another ACC regular season title in 2015. Virginia also set the school record for goals scored in three consecutive seasons including a nation-leading 88 in 2014. Full Bio

Eilidh Thomson
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Eilidh Thomson is entering her second season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Virginia Cavaliers, bringing with her a wealth of soccer experience at several levels throughout her playing and coaching career. Thomson also serves as camp director for the Soccer Centers of Excellence. Full Bio

Past Guest Coaches

  • Jodi Clugston: Drexel Universtiy, Assistant Coach
  • Neil Cunningham: Washington & Lee, Head Coach
  • Sarah Curtis: University of Virginia
  • Bill Gehling: Tufts University, Athletic Director & Former Head Coach
  • Kwame Lloyd: Salisbury University, Head Coach
  • Kevin Long: Marshall University, Head Coach
  • Missy Price: University of Nevada, Head Coach
  • Cory Kinsella: Pine Manor College, Head Coach
  • Maren Rojas: NWSL Boston Breakers, Assistant Coach
  • Brian Speck: Union College, Head Coach
  • Yon Struble: Carnegie Mellon, Head Coach
  • Becky Sauerbrunn: University of Virginia, FC Kansas City (NWSL), US National Team Member
  • Tom Bolster: former professional player, Head Coach The Trinity School
  • Darci Borski: University of Virginia, Philadelphia Charge of WUSA
  • Dave Bucciero: Loudoun Soccer Club, Staff Coach
  • Lori Lindsey: Universit of Virginia, Washington Spirit (NWSL), US National Team Pool
  • Angie Hind: Rangers FC, Head Coach (Scottish Premier League)
  • Sarah Huffman: University of Virginia, Western NY Flash (NWSL)
  • Susan Rea: Princeton, Arsenal FC of England
  • Jocelyn Keller: Earlham College, Head Coach
  • Renee Lopez: Lees-McRae College, Head Coach
  • Ben Strawbridge: University of Arkansas, Assistant Coach
  • Paul Shaw: Director of Coaching VYSA, Sweet Briar College, Former Head Coach
  • Eric Teepe: Stoney Brook, Assistant Coach