Women's Soccer Assistant Coach
Barb Chura begins her third year as an assistant women?s soccer coach at Notre Dame in 2002, after previously serving as an assistant women?s soccer coach at Texas Tech. The 1993 University of Connecticut graduate assists head coach Randy Waldrum with recruiting and on-field coaching, in addition to working in the organization of the Notre Dame summer soccer camps.
Chura coached five seasons at Texas Tech in two stints with the Red Raiders, her second assignment lasting from 1997-99. She assisted in all aspects of recruiting, practice sessions, scheduling and camp administration and supervision.
Prior to returning to Texas Tech, Chura was an assistant coach at James Madison for the 1996 season, when the Dukes advanced to the NCAA tournament round of 16 and finished as the 14th-ranked team in the country. She first coached at Texas Tech during the first two seasons in the programs history, 1994 and ?95.
The native of Clifton Park, N.Y., served as a student assistant coach at her alma mater for the 1993 season, after starring for Connecticut from 1989-92. She helped the Huskies reach the 1990 NCAA title game and finish among the nation?s top-10 ranked teams all four years. Chura served as UConn?s team captain in ?92 and finished her playing days at Connecticut ranked fourth on the all-time assist list, 21st in scoring.
Chura, who received a master?s of education degree in sports administration from Texas Tech in 1996, also had been active in numerous camps and clinics throughout the country and worked summer soccer camps at Notre Dame in 1997 and 1999. She has served in a variety of coaching roles in Olympic development programs, both in Texas and Connecticut.