Solvi Szawranskyj - Head Coach U13 Girls

Coaching Experience: 


1996-2000 YMCA New Tampa Boys (Rec)

2000-2004 New Tampa Comets Boys (Club)

2014-2016 Dragons FC Girls (Club)

Track & Field:

1990-1991 Florida State University - Throwing Coach

1991-1992 University of Wyoming - Throwing Coach

1992 US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs - USA Trowing Coach

1992-1995 University of South Florida - Throwing Coach


Athletic Highlighs:


Played competitive soccer in Europe for 12 years. 

Track & Field (Javelin):

Norwegian Nation Team for 10 years (50+ countries)

National Champion

European Championships

World Championships


Multiple NCAA Div.1 All-American


US Open 2006 Runner-Up (Sparring)

WKF (World Karate Federation) 2006 World Champion (Sparring)


Licenses/Coaching Education:

OSYSA  "E" Coaching License

National Alliance for Youth Sports Concussion Certification

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Certification

US Soccer Federation Referee Program "E" License, Part A - Laws of the Game

US Soccer Federation Referee Program "E" License, Part B - Laws of the Game

B.S. in Exercise Science

M.S. in Sport Administration/Teaching

Ph.D. Completed class work in Biophysics/Kinesiology (still writing dissertation)


Personal bio: Born and raised in Hamar, Norway. Took first steps and learned to walk on the soccer field where grandfather was groundkeeper. Came to the US in 1985 on a Track & Field Scholarship (University of Florida). Live in Westerville with husband Paul and daughters Madeleine (16), Melissa (14), and Melania (11), two Yorkies, and a bunny rabbit. Have three older children Alicia (26), Sean (24), and Lindsey (23). Have 5 grandchildren and a sixth on the way. 

I love coaching the greatest sport on earth to young athletes who are students of their event and strive to become the best of their ability. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to coach this team for the last 2 years, and I'm looking forward to another year of hard work and dedication and reaching new accomplishments.  





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