BHS Athletics are excited to announce that Michelle Beattie has been named the new Ballard Girls’ Head Soccer Coach. Beattie has played soccer since the tender age of five and has competed for Emerald City FC, Blanchet High School and Central Washington University.
The BHS girl’s soccer captains were reportedly so excited to inform Beattie of the news, that they asked to put her on speaker phone and called her immediately after the interview committee had made their decision.
Beattie has had ample experience both on the field and coaching from the sidelines. While a collegiate student-athlete at Central Washington she was named captain, was awarded All-Conference (GNAC) honors, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health. After she graduated, Beattie pursued her love of coaching soccer at Emerald City, Eckstein Middle School, Roosevelt High School, Peter Fewing Soccer Camps and Ballard High School.
Last June, Beattie was awarded a Masters in Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington while serving the Seattle University Athletic Department as an Academic/Student-Athlete Support Intern.
She is currently the Director Operations for the Seattle University Men’s Team and coaching with Emerald City FC youth and Emerald City WPSL team and has been an assistant on the Beaver staff for two seasons.
“This is truly an amazing opportunity and I am excited to put my best foot forward every day for these young ladies,” says Beattie. “My goal is to mentor these young ladies, develop character and create a winning program,” she continues.
BHS Athletic Director, Carrie Burr, is equally excited to have Beattie come on board as head coach. “Michelle understands what the girls need, how to motivate them, and sees the bigger picture of athletics and coaching. She has a true passion for the game and will do a fantastic job building on our already successful program,” says Burr.
Beattie comes in at a successful time in the history of girls’ soccer at BHS. The Lady Beavers have reached the first round of playoffs the last 2/3 years.
Click here to check out more about the BHS soccer program.
Photo courtesy of BHS.