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Grissom Lady Tigers

A Tradition of Excellence

Varsity Head Coach Chris Shumate

  • 2019 - Led Grissom to 13-4 record and third straight playoff appearance
  • 2018 - Led Grissom to back-to-back area championships for first time since winning four in a row from 2008 to 2011
  • 2017 - Led Grissom to first playoff birth and winning record since 2014 and most wins since 2012
  • 2016 - First season as Grissom Varsity Girls' Head Coach
  • 2015 - Grissom JV Head Coach
  • Currently coaches at Huntsville Futbal Club's 05 girls
  • Current volunteer assistant with the University of Alabama at Huntsville's womens soccer program

  • Bachelors degree - Physical Activity and Health - Auburn University
  • Bachelors degree - Education - University of Alabama-Huntsville
  • 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

Varsity Assistant Coach Christine Betts

  • Played four years collegiately at Bryan College
  • Awarded 2017 Lion of Valor Award as the top female athlete at Bryan College
  • Currently on full time staff at Southwood Presbyterian Church (PCA)
  • Married to Andrew, whom she met while in college

Varsity Assistant Coach Sammi Hart

  • 2013 Graduate of Sparkman High School in Harvest, AL. Three year starter on Varsity team. Team captain senior year.
  • Currently coaches U9 girls at Huntsville Futbol Club

Goalkeeper Coach Doug Bailey

  • Played goalkeeper at Marlborough High in Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Attended Brown University where he played and later coached the B squad
  • While at Brown, served on the staff on the US Soccer camp run by coach Cliff Stevenson
  • Has coached at Grissom for over 10 years

Goalkeeper Coach Drew Kelly

  • Played goalkeeper at Grissom graduating in 2017
  • Current sophomore goalkeeper on roster at UAH
  • Younger sister, Samantha, is a senior on Varsity team
  • Flag pole at soccer field dedicated in memory of Drew's father, Sam

Faculty Sponsor Kelsie Shields