Aug 16, 2023
Michelle Rayner is currently the Women’s First Team Head Coach & Sporting Director for the Lexington Sporting Club. In this role, she oversees the United Soccer League (USL) Women’s pathway from the Professional Team through the Youth Club. Prior to this position, Michelle held a variety of positions within the sport of soccer, including General Manager of Tower Hill Sports, a 45,000 sq.ft. state of the art facility used primarily for soccer, head soccer trainer to several professional and high-level athletes, Associate Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Kentucky, and Head Women’s Soccer Coach at High Point University, among others. Collectively, Michelle has more than 20 years of experience working in elite soccer environments. Michelle was a professional soccer athlete in England, competing for the Millwall Lionesses’ Women’s Team. As an athlete, she won two National Championships, participated in the 1991 Women’s World Championships held in China, and won numerous League Championships. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Coaching and Health from Lincoln Memorial University. She is using all of these experiences to shape the experiences of girls and women in the Lexington Sporting Club.
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