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Grissom Lady Tigers

A Tradition of Excellence

Varsity Head Coach Chris Shumate

  • 2016 - First season as Grissom Varsity Girls' Head Coach
  • 2015 - Grissom JV Head Coach
  • Currently coaches at Huntsville Futbal Club's 04 girls beat and 01 girls blue
  • Current volunteer assistant with the University of Alabama at Huntsville's womens soccer program

  • Bachelors degree - Physical Activity and Health - Auburn University
  • Soccer Internship - Auburn University
  • Former Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - Augustana College
  • Former U12 girls coach - Quad Cities United
  • Former Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - Ohio Northern University
  • Former Staff coach - Ohio Extreme Soccer Club
  • USSF National D License, NSCAA Advanced National, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2

  • Played for both Hunstville Soccer Club and Kicks Futbol Club
  • Four year varsity player at Huntsville High School under Chris Crump
  • Played college soccer for Lambuth University and Wallace State Community College

Assistant Coach Kelsie Shields

  • Math teacher at Grissom since 2013
  • Second season as Grissom Girls' Assistant Coach
  • Also Assistant Coach for Grissom Girls Basketball
  • Currently coaches at United Soccer Club

  • Played semi-professional for Dallas Premiere WPSL during summer 2010
  • Played soccer and basketball at University of Mobile. Soccer team made 3 consecutive national tournament appearances
  • Married Josh Shields, Grissom Men's new JV Coach, in Oct. 2014.

Faculty Sponsors Kelsie Shields and Monica Hickman

JV Head Coach Amber Cryer

  • First year Grissom JV Head Coach
  • Current United Soccer Club Girls Coach
  • Current Pre-K teacher at Union Hill Head Start

  • Four year Varsity player at Grissom High School. Helped team capture 2006 Alabama State Championship
  • Played college soccer for University of Alabama-Huntsville. Helped lead team to winning records both seasons at UAH and helped advance to Gulf Coast Conference Final Four

JV Assistant Coach Christy Copeland

  • Third year coaching at Grissom
  • Associated with Grissom soccer program as coach, board member or soccer parent since 2007

  • Former coach Huntsville High 2004-08
  • Former Huntsville Futbol Club soccer coach 2002-09
  • Former coach U14 Girls Ohio North Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1990-91

  • Butler High School Girls Varsity (Team Captain) 1985-86
  • Beavercreek (Ohio) High School Girls Varsity (Team Captain)1986-88
  • U18 Ohio Olympic Development Program Girls Div. I Team (Team Captain)

  • Oldest son (Bobby) was former Grissom starter (Class of 2010) and played college soccer at US Coast Guard Academy
  • Daughter (Becca) was former Grissom captain (Class of 2014) and currently plays college soccer at Georgia State University