The San José State University women’s soccer team has added Stephanie Bloom to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the goalkeepers beginning with the 2017 season.
Bloom comes to the Spartans after guiding Leigh High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team to four straight Blossom Valley Athletic League (BVAL) championships (2014-16).
Bloom guided her alma mater to the first of four championships in 2014-15 when she was named the BVAL coach of the year. Her team went on to play in the Central Coast Section final that season.
During 2015 and 2016 Bloom was also an assistant coach at Menlo College where she primarily trained the team’s keepers. While working with Bloom Menlo keeper Kaylin Swart was a 2016 NAIA All-American and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region choice.
Her coaching resume also includes an abundance of youth soccer experience. She was most recently the head coach for the Alpine Strikers and Los Gatos United.
Bloom is a 2013 Cum Laude graduate of CSU Dominguez Hills with a degree in kinesiology. She was an academic all-conference honoree during four letterwinning seasons of women’s soccer for the Toros. She was a member of the 2009 NCAA Far West championship team that finished runner-up at the NCAA Championship.
Bloom is a native of San Jose, Calif.