COURTNEY MANN | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
Courtney Mann enters her first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the University at Buffalo women's soccer program.
“We are excited to add one of the best players in UB Women’s Soccer history to our staff,” stated second-year head coach Shawn Burke. “We have no doubt that with her knowledge of the game and her relationship with the players that her transition to the coaching ranks will be a seamless one.”
Mann closed out her UB career with the best season of her career in 2014, captaining the Bulls to their first-ever Mid-American Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Mann finished off her senior campaign starting all 22 matches while also shutting down the opposing teams best offensive threat game in and game out. She also notched a career-best two assists while earning first team All-MAC accolades, Academic All-MAC accolades and NSCAA Scholar All-East Region accolades.
Mann’s defensive prowess was unmatched in the MAC last season as she helped the Bulls set the program record for clean sheets in a season (14) along with the longest shutout streak (482 minutes) while constantly defending and shadowing the other teams most dangerous offensive threat. For her career, Mann racked up 79 starts in 80 career matches to go along with three goals and four assists for 10 points.
The Buffalo, NY native will be focusing on the development of the young but talented UB midfielders. With Mann’s experience and knowledge of the position, the Bulls midfield should yet again be a strength of the team this upcoming season.
Mann graduated from the University at Buffalo in May of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences – Interdisciplinary Health Services. Mann is also currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Health at UB.