Coaching Staff / 2018-19
Team: Girls Varsity Soccer
Position: Head Coach
Samantha Corker is Gadsden City’s Head Soccer Coach. She is a 1997 graduate of Gadsden High School and a 2001 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned her degree in Mathematics Education. Coach Corker attended Mississippi State on an Athletic and Academic Scholarship. She was a SEC Athletic Academic Honor Roll student for eight semesters.
Corker played college soccer with MSU from 1997-2001 and was the 1st girl soccer player from Gadsden to sign with a Division 1 college. She also played with the semi-pro Alabama Angels team from 1996-1999. Coach Corker was invited to play professional soccer with the Women’s League out of Memphis in 2001 but had to decline due to injuries and career.
Coach Corker’s experience in playing and coaching soccer is second to none. She is an advanced athlete and coach in the sport of soccer. She has a true love and passion for the sport and spends all of her “out of the classroom” time working with youth, high school and club league soccer players and in her “other free time” (wink), she also does private tutoring for ACT testing. Coach Corker is the epitome dedication and commitment.
Corker’s credentials include National Youth Soccer License and US National C license. Her coaching experience is as follows:
2000-2001 Starkville Youth and WestPoint High School
2001-2007 Chelsea High School Boys and Girls Varsity Coach
2001-2005 Chelsea High School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
2007-Present Gadsden City High School Boys and Girls Varsity Coach
2001-2009 Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Coach
2009-2011 Director of Coaching for Tornado Soccer Club
2011-Present Vestavia Hill Soccer Club Coach
2011-Present Vestavia Hill Soccer Club ACT Prep Teacher
North All Star Coach 2004 & 2007
During Corker’s tenure at Gadsden City, she has had one boy and two girl soccer players to sign with a college to continue to play the sport they love. Chelsea Commings and Bailee Martin with the University of West Alabama and Taylor White, with Delta State.