Miranda Armstrong will enter her third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Washington women's soccer staff in 2010.
Armstrong came to Washington from Florida State University where she served as the Seminoles' volunteer assistant during the 2007 season. She spent the previous four seasons as head coach of the women's soccer team at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.
Armstrong has coached at the collegiate level since 1999. She began her coaching career at Seattle Community College where she helped start the women's soccer program, serving as an assistant coach for two seasons before assuming head coaching duties at SCC for a year in 2001.
In 2002, Armstrong moved on to Division II Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she served as an assistant coach on the women's soccer and track and field teams.
A year later, Armstrong was named head coach of the women's soccer program at Shenandoah University. In four seasons at SU, Armstrong amassed a record of 28-41-5 (.412) while leading the Hornets to three straight appearances in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament.
Armstrong's professional experience stems back to 1998 when she helped discover the Hibernian and Caledonian Saints women's team. She played with the team for four seasons before completing her professional career in 2002 as she played a season with the Seattle Sounders in the United Soccer League.
A graduate of Seattle University in 1998, Armstrong played three seasons of varsity soccer with the Redhawks where she ranks in the top 10 for career assists and set the school record for assists in a half. She also competed in basketball for one season at Seattle U.
Armstrong received a masters' degree in business administraton from Upper Iowa University in 2005. She holds a National C License with the United States Soccer Federation and both Goalkeeper and Regional Licenses through the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.