Coaching Career: 21 years
Coach Elias is beginning her second year teaching and coaching at Mountain Brook High School. She attended William Carey University and was a member of the Crusader Women’s Soccer team. After graduating, she played two years on the W-league women’s amateur soccer team in MS.
Coach Elias began her coaching career in Mississippi with the South Mississippi Soccer Club serving as a head coach and co-director of the club during her last two years of college. Upon graduation, she accepted the assistant coach position at her alma mater and coached for two years before accepting a teaching and coaching position at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, MS. While at OLA, Coach Elias led her team to 5 state championship titles, 8 south state championships, and 8 district championships. She was awarded MS State Coach of the Year twice, South MS Coach of the Year, Sectional Coach of the Year, and was selected to serve as the All-Star South Coach. Coach Elias also served as the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Soccer team at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She worked alongside head coach, Melissa Heinz to create the first women’s soccer team at this NCAA Division I university. She is excited to be a part of another rich athletic program, and looks forward to working with Coach Adam Johnson and the Mountain Brook Women’s Soccer Team.