FOOTBALL – US NATIONAL TEAM FITNESS COACH
Born: June 19, 1972
Hometown: Newcastle, England
Dawn Scott will serve her first year on Tom Sermanni’s coaching staff in 2013, but first worked with the U.S. Women’s National Team in January of 2010 and joined Pia Sundhage’s staff full-time the following February, working with the USA in both the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2012 Olympics.
Scott came to U.S. Soccer from the England Football Association, where she worked since 2001 as an Exercise Scientist, primarily working with the England Women’s National Soccer Teams. Her responsibilities with the U.S. women includes the delivery, co-ordination and monitoring of the team’s strength and conditioning as well as the nutritional and exercise science strategies for the team. Scott will also be working to coordinate with the NWSL clubs to monitor the fitness of the national team players, as well as working with the USA’s youth girls’ and women’s national teams.
Scott has been a key lecturer on a variety of FA courses including The FA Fitness Trainers Award, UEFA A Licence, International Licence, Youth Coaches, Pro Licence, Diploma courses, as well as having run courses on behalf of CONCACAF in Trinidad and Tobago. She has also delivered some of the physical elements of the USSF coaching licenses, as well as a workshop for the ECNL.
Scott worked with the Great Britain women’s soccer team at the World University Games in Bangkok in 2007 then joined the England senior women for their FIFA 2007 World Cup Finals campaign, where they reached the quarterfinals. Scott was also in New Zealand in 2008 with the England team competing in the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals. She has worked with England women’s teams in two Under-19 European Championship tournaments and one U-19 Women’s World Cup (2002 in Canada) as well as two European Women’s Championships with the senior side.
Scott also provided Exercise Science support to the GB women’s soccer team during the 2009 World University games in Belgrade where the team won a bronze medal and also was on the staff of the England Women’s National Team that advanced to the final of the 2009 European Women’s Championships held in Finland.
Scott has worked several major events with men’s soccer teams, providing support for the World Futsal Championships in Malaysia and the Men’s British University Games in Scotland, both in 2008.
In 1996, Scott earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University. She went on to earn a Master’s in Sports Nutrition from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1997. From 1997-2001, Scott served as a part-time lecturer of sports science at Worcester University.
She has published numerous research papers, as well as a co-authoring a book chapter, on sports science as it relates to elite female athletes, especially soccer players. She is currently finalising her PhD (post doctorate) proposal to further her research of the physical demands of soccer match play and training for elite female soccer players.
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