Ronnie Woodard spent 20 years as a Division One women’s soccer coach. She was head coach at Vanderbilt University for nine seasons, where she took the Commodores to the NCAA tournament twice and SEC tournament four times.
Prior to coming to Vanderbilt in 2001, Woodard was the head coach at College of Charleston and assistant coach at Duke University, North Carolina State University and North Carolina-Charlotte. She has been actively involved in the Olympic Development (ODP) program, serving as head coach in South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
As a player, Woodard was the goalkeeper on the inaugural Duke Blue Devil team, receiving the team’s first-ever scholarship and lettering for four years. She was also team captain and earned All-ACC honors while earning her undergraduate degree in sociology from Duke in 1992. She received a master’s degree in counseling from UNC-Charlotte in 1998.
Woodard remains active in women’s soccer coaching circles and brings an important perspective to advising and counseling. She understands what coaches look for in players; what different schools and programs can offer; and the importance of matching an athlete’s interests, abilities and goals to a program that will allow the player to succeed on and off the field.
Ronnie is married to Tom Woodard and has a son named Thomas.
Brandy Gagliano has been coaching girls club and high school soccer since 1995. She has been coaching in Tennessee since 2000. Since that time, she has helped place over 50 athletes in college soccer programs.
Brandy has been coaching with the Brentwood Soccer Club for over 11 years. Her club teams have been crowned Tennessee state champions 11 times and Region III Premier League Central Champions 6 times. In the fall of 2011, her ’94 Brentwood Premier team finished 3rd place in the USYS National League. Prior to that in the summer of 2011 they were finalists at the USYS Southern Regionals. Her Brentwood Soccer Club teams have also advanced to the Semi-finals at Southern Regionals twice and the Quarter-finals six times. In June 2012, Brandy’s 94 Brentwood Premier team won the Region III Championship.
In 2007, Brandy became the girls’ high school soccer coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy. Since her time at CPA she has led the lady Lions to five straight appearances in the state tournament, finishing as State Finalists in 2007 and 2011, State Semi-finalists in 2008 and 2009, and State Quarter-finalists in 2010.
Brandy’s coaching honors and awards include: The Tennessean’s High School Soccer Mid-State Girls Coach of the Year (2007); NSCAA South Region Youth Girls Coach of the Year (2003); Tennessee Soccer Association Girls Coach of the Year (2003); and, Brentwood Soccer Club’s Coach of the Year (2002). As a player, Brandy was a four-year starter at University of North Carolina-Greensboro from 1991-1994. During her time at UNC-G, she was a two time All-Conference selection, team Captain, and was named the Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women’s Soccer in 1994. After graduating with honors from UNC-G, Brandy went on to earn her law degree in 1999 from the Walter F. George School of law at Mercer University.
Brandy is married to Daniel Gagliano, who also played Division I college soccer at Vanderbilt University. They have two children, Grace (6) and Griffin (4).