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Girls Soccer Coaching Staff

Ian Stowe (5th season) – Varsity Girl’s Soccer Head CoachIMG_1663

Coach Stowe graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2011, majoring in History and minoring in Anthropology. He played four years for the Tribe as an outside midfielder freshman and sophomore year and center defensive midfield junior and senior year. During those four years playing for the Tribe, the team made two NCAA appearances in his sophomore and senior seasons. As a sophomore, W&M advanced to the second round of the tournament losing in overtime to the defending national champions Wake Forest 1-0. In his senior season, the Tribe won the Colonial Athletic Association Regular Season and Tournament Titles and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, making it the most successful season since the 2002 campaign. The Tribe lost on a 1-0 decision to a strong Southern Methodist University team. Stowe and his Tribe teammates finished the season ranked #9 nationally in Division I Men’s Soccer.

Outside of James River Girls Soccer, Stowe is the Director of Metro at FC Richmond, a youth soccer club based in Midlothian providing travel and recreation soccer for all ages. He oversees the Metro boys and girls travel program and coaches teams throughout the U10-U12 age groups throughout the year. Stowe enjoys traveling for both recreation and soccer, going to the movies, and spending time outdoors.

Stowe is entering his 5th season at the helm of the James River Girl’s Soccer program. The Varsity team has compiled a record of 42 wins, 22 losses, and 5 ties in four seasons. During those four season, the team has advanced to three Conference semifinals, one conference final, and one regional quarterfinal in the 2015 campaign. The team has had 8 players to go on and play at the next level at Division I or Division III schools.

 

Kieley Thomas (12th season) – JV Girl’s Soccer Head Coach

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Mrs. Thomas graduated from Longwood College in 1999, where she was a four year letterman as a center mid and striker.  She was captain of the team her Junior and Senior year and graduated as the all time leading scorer of the school.  Coach Thomas has coached the JV team for 11 years here at James River.  Prior to coaching at James River she was the Varsity coach at Deep Run High School and Henrico High School.  She is excited to be apart of the James River Girl’s Soccer program because of the opportunity to work with young people in the sport that she loves.  Away from the field she enjoys competing in obstacle races, hiking, and camping.  Kieley and her husband Kevin have a 13 year old son Brayden, a 10 year old daughter Bailey, a 9 year old daughter Bennett, and a chocolate lab named Baxter.

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