Idaho State Soccer Camps
Experience: First Season
Graduated: Santa Clara; 2013
Allie Vernon enters her first year as a defensive/goalkeeper assistant coach with Idaho State soccer.
Vernon is fresh off an outstanding career at Santa Clara University where she served as a team captain. She earned West Coast Conference and regional honors during her four years at Santa Clara.
The Broncos played in the NCAA College Cup every season in Vernon’s career, including 2013 when Santa Clara lost to Virginia Tech on penalty kicks in the Sweet 16.
Beyond her honors on the field, Vernon was a two-year member of the Santa Clara Student Athlete Advisory Committee and sat on the NCAA Governance and Compliance Subcommittee for the 2010-11 season.
Vernon was also a member of the USA National Team program from 2005-2013.
Bronco Head Coach Jerry Smith knows that Gibson added a valued member to her staff.
Despite her youth, Vernon’s coaching resume isn’t lacking.
She was a coach with the Central Valley Soccer Club in San Jose, Calif., and at the San Jose Earthquake’s development camp.
She also worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Santa Clara as part of her degree in Public Health.
She will join a Bengal program that won a Big Sky title in 2012 and added a talented recruiting class to a team that includes 2012 Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year Amanda Ellsworth and 2012 Big Sky Tournament MVP, goal keeper Sheridan Hapsic.
Allie will oversee the training of our Goalkeepers. She will also oversee our video analysis system, assist in practice planning and game management, as well as all other aspects of our day to day operations.
Megan Beckstead starts her first year as assistant coach for the Big Sky Champions but he she is no stranger to the program.
Beckstead, formally Megan Stainbrook, played from 2008 to 2011. She received an All-Big Sky Honorable mention nod her junior year and was a four year Big Sky All-Academic team member.
She was also named a captain her senior season.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science ISU and has coached boys and girls youth soccer since graduation.
Beckstead’s sister is current Bengal senior Allyson Stainbrook, she is married to current ISU football player Mitch Beckstead.