Chelsea Parker was named the assistant women's soccer coach at Tusculum University on August 1, 2018.
Parker came to Greeneville from Charleston, South Carolina where she was the Assistant Director of Coaching for the James Island Soccer Club.
Parker served the previous two seasons as an assistant and goalkeeper coach at Lees-McRae College. While at the Banner Elk, North Carolina school, she mentored five All-Conference Carolinas standouts, including goalkeeper Alexis Feely, who was tabbed the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
In her first season at LMC, the Bobcats went 7-12 overall and finished fourth in the conference standings in 2016. Lees-McRae placed fifth with a 5-12-3 record, but got hot in the postseason and advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament final.
Parker emerged on the collegiate coaching scene at Shorter University where she was the goalkeepers coach and graduate assistant for two years. Parker earned her Master of Arts degree in leadership in 2014.
Parker played collegiately at South Atlantic Conference member Mars Hill University where she was a four-year letter-winner and earned All-SAC second team honors as a goalkeeper in 2011. She logged a 1.45 goals against average that season while posting 52 saves and three shutouts. She served as team captain her last two seasons with the Lions.
In 2019, she also served as the goalkeeper coach with Asheville City of the Women's Professional Soccer League.
Parker graduated from Mars Hill in 2013 where she majored in history and double minored in English and women's studies. She was a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, Phi Alpha Theta and Sigma Tau Delta.