May 18, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Jeannette Boudway, a three-year veteran on the staff of the Notre Dame women’s soccer program, has been promoted to coordinator of soccer operations, head coach Randy Waldrum announced Wednesday. Boudway, who most recently was a volunteer assistant coach for the Fighting Irish from 2008-10, will fill the newly-created post and will be responsible for coordinating film exchange and video match analysis, as well as assisting with team travel, equipment, budgeting and on-campus recruiting, and helping direct the Notre Dame summer soccer camps.
“We are so thrilled to be able to add Jeannette to our full-time staff,” Waldrum said. “She has been an incredible contributor to our program during the past three years, particularly with her video expertise which will continue to be a huge bonus for us when it comes to player development. We’re so grateful for the commitment and dedication she has shown and this promotion is a fitting and long-overdue reward for all of her hard work.”
Boudway came to Notre Dame from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she spent three seasons (2005-07) as an assistant coach for the Blazers. During her time at UAB, Boudway helped the Blazers to a 25-30-4 record, the 2006 Conference USA Tournament championship and a bid in the `06 NCAA Championship. She worked with 10 all-conference performers and five all-region selections during her three-year tenure in Birmingham, and also oversaw the program’s equipment, travel, digital match analysis, budgeting and recruiting, in addition to off-season work with community service, alumni affairs and camp administration.
Boudway began her coaching career in 2002 as an assistant coach at Grand Valley State University, helping the Lakers to a 13-4-1 record (at the time the most wins in school history) and a runner-up finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. She then moved on to Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., where she spent one year as a volunteer assistant coach in 2004, contributing to the Buccaneers’ 12-3-2 record (7-0-1 in the Sunshine State Conference), as well as an NCAA Division II Tournament berth.
Boudway also has experience as a coach at the club level, having previously worked with the Plantation (Fla.) Eagles FC, Birmingham (Ala.) United, and most recently with the Junior Irish Soccer Club in Mishawaka, Ind. Currently, she has started a soccer program with Invaders and Echo for children ages 4-8 called Mini Select Soccer. The program includes skills sessions on Monday nights and games on Friday nights. Invaders and Echo are working together to provide this opportunity to youth in the Michiana community. She also is coaching a U11 team at Invaders after working with the same players on the U10 team at Invaders last season.
A native of Naperville, Ill., the former Jeannette Croce enjoyed a stellar playing career at DePaul University from 1997-2000, collecting third-team all-C-USA honors in 1997 and serving as team captain during her final two seasons (1999 and 2000). She remains among the top 10 in school history for career goals (4th, 14), points (6th, 35), assists (8th, 7) and games started (9th, 70), and she was a four-time selection to the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
Boudway graduated from DePaul in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She went on to earn her master’s degree in sports management and business administration from Barry in 2005. In addition, she has received her Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and has obtained a “C” coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
Boudway and her husband, Ryan (an assistant director in the Notre Dame Athletics Ticket Office), were married in April 2008 and make their home in South Bend with their infant son, Cal.
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