Heather Faasse begins her seccond year as the head coach of the Norwich University women's soccer program in 2019. She served as an assistant coach in 2017, but was promoted to the head women's soccer and lacrosse coaching position in January of 2018.
Faasse led the Cadet women's soccer program to its best start in program history to start the 2018 season with a six-game winning streak to start the year. Norwich also finished with its highest win total since the 2011 season.
Faasse helped guide the women's lacrosse program to its best conference record since the 2014 season with a 5-5 record in her first year at the helm in 2018.
Faasse has taken a lead role in organizing Norwich Lacrosse's inaugural One Love Day that took place in March 2019. Faasse helped organize a 5K run and tshirt fundraiser that raised awareness for relationship violence. Faasse, along with Norwich tennis coach Matt Roche presented a check for $2,000 to Circle, a local organization focused on educating about and preventing domestic violence, while offering support to victims in Washington County, Vt.
Faasse joins the Cadets from the Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn. where she served as the coach for soccer and lacrosse. She trained and mentored middle and upper school athletes in their respective sports to support their academic and athletic growth while organizing game and practice schedules.
In addition to her work at the Girls Preparatory School, Faasse was the co-founder of the Lookout Mountain Football Club in Lookout Mountain, Ga. where she trained and mentored primary school student-athletes. She also served as a trainer at Rio40, implementing small-group sessions designed to implement skills.
Faasse also has experience with the Hamilton County Department of Education where she has served as a Behavioral Interventionist and a substitute teacher.
A 2015 graduate from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., Faasse received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and graduated with honors. A member of the women’s soccer and track programs for the Chargers, she was an active participant with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Playing in 86 career games for the Colby-Sawyer women’s soccer team, she helped the Chargers win back-to-back North Atlantic Conference championships in 2013 and 2014, qualifying for the NCAA Division III tournament in the process. Named her team’s Most Valuable Player while earning placement on the NAC All-Tournament Team in 2014, she has also played semi-pro soccer for the Chattanooga Football Club.