In a press release yesterday, the Cary, NC-based North Carolina Courage announced the addition of another full-time coach to the NWSL team’s staff. Victoria Boardman has joined as an assistant coach for the 2023 season. Last season, Boardman was a part of the San Diego Wave’s inaugural season staff. Boardman has also been a U.S. Youth National Team network scout for the past three years.
As the fourth full-time assistant on the NC Courage staff, Boardman will assist in all aspects of the club but will specialize in video analytics.
NC Courage Coaching Staff
Boardman becomes the fourth full-time assistant on Nahas’ staff. She is one of two new to the staff in 2022, the other being Fabrice Gautrat. Nathan Thackeray and Emma Thomson also have returned as assistant coaches for the North Carolina Courage. Boardman, as the second off-season coach addition, brings the Courage full-time technical staff to a total of five members including the performance director, Mike Young, and four full-time team operations and player experience staff members.
“I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the Courage staff,” Boardman said.
“I’m humbled to join Sean, his exceptional technical team, and support staff. Everyone at the club has made me feel so welcome.
Head coach, Sean Nahas said that they have known Boardman for years and have held her in high regard.
“She has great attention to details, is passionate about development, and [is] a wonderful person to have around our players,” Nahas said.
“We have always wanted to work together and bringing her here to the Courage is exciting. Her knowledge will be a big asset for our staff and players,” the NC Courage head coach said.
Boardman helped the Wave to a playoff berth in their inaugural season of NWSL competition in 2022. Prior to joining the Wave, she was a head coach for BEACH Futbol Club in California for over four years. She earned her USSF A license five years ago in 2018 and achieved her UEFA B license two years ago in 2021. She graduated from Long Beach State in May 2020 with a degree in kinesiology and exercise science.
2023 North Carolina Courage Technical Staff
Head Coach: Sean Nahas
Assistant Coach: Nathan Thackeray
Assistant Coach: Emma Thomson
Assistant Coach: Fabrice Gautrat
Assistant Coach: Victoria Boardman
Performance Coach: Mike Young, PHD