Cord Farmer | Assistant Coach
Head women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey announced the hiring of Cord Farmer as the team’s new assistant coach. Farmer replaces Kelly Kuss, who was named the head coach at Bucknell last month.
“We are excited to add Cord to our staff at Dartmouth,” Rainey said. “He brings a ton of experience as both a head coach and assistant to the program. He also brings a passion and energy for the game that is evident immediately in how he coaches. We welcome Cord and his family to the Upper Valley".
Farmer spent last season in Reno, Nevada, as part of Dr. Melissa Price’s staff at Nevada. He was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator and assisted in game scheduling, film exchange and camps.
At Dartmouth, Farmer will be responsible for the field players, help coordinate recruiting and aiding in the women’s soccer office.
Prior to his stop in Reno, Farmer served as the head women's soccer coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for six seasons. During his time at RPI, Farmer led the Engineers to their first conference championship, capturing the Liberty League title in 2012 en route to the team's first conference playoff berth. Under Farmer's direction, the Engineers received their first NSCAA national top-25 ranking this past season.
Prior to Rensselaer, Farmer spent one year as the assistant women's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. While with the Badgers, Farmer assisted in all aspects of on-field training, planning and match preparation, along with coordinating recruiting, film and video.
Farmer received his first head coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as the men's soccer coach for one season. He was named the AMCC Coach of the Year after leading the Panthers to their first winning conference record and first conference tournament appearance in a decade.
From 2004-06 Farmer served as an assistant for the men's soccer program at Ithaca College in New York. His first coaching opportunity in collegiate athletics came in the fall of 2003 when he spent time as the assistant women's soccer coach at Penn State University.
In addition to all of his college coaching experience, Farmer has worked with a number of club teams and has been a part of numerous soccer camps. In 2003, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in sport management from Flagler College. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Federation. Farmer's accreditations include — Advanced National License and USSF D.
Caroline Kelly | Assistant Coach
Dartmouth women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey announced the hiring of Caroline Kelly as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2017 season.
"We are excited to add Caroline to the staff,” Rainey said. “She is going to bring great energy to Dartmouth and the women’s soccer program. She made an excellent impression on all those she met on her interview, including current players. She brings a wealth of experience and attention to detail and we look forward to working with her. We also want to congratulate Grace Barnard who will do a tremendous job at Assumption College in her first head coaching role.”
Kelly comes to Hanover from the University of South Carolina where she served as a graduate assistant coach for the 2016 season. With the Gamecocks Kelly worked primarily with goaltenders and helped coach South Carolina to an SEC regular season championship, an appearance in the Elite Eight of the 2016 Women’s College Cup and No. 5 ranking in the final NSCAA coaches poll.
In addition to her experience at the collegiate level, Kelly has been a coach for Own The Goal Inc. which runs camps that mentor youth goalkeepers looking to enhance their skills through personalized training. For the past three years, Kelly has been an assistant coach at the Jefferson Cup Goalkeeper Clinic, where she helped goalkeepers showcase their abilities for college coaches and recruiters.
A native of Virginia, Kelly began her collegiate playing career at Virginia Tech where she recorded the best goals against average in program history (.628), best single season goals against average (.69) and is second in single season shutouts (7). Kelly earned her bachelors’ degree in English from Virginia Tech in 2015 and earned a masters in sport and entertainment management from South Carolina in 2016.
While attending South Carolina, Kelly used her final year of eligibility to play for the Gamecocks where she saw action in 15 games with 12 starts. She recorded a program-best 34 saves with two starts in the postseason.
In the summer of 2016, Kelly played for a season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League with the Boston Breakers. She recorded a 0.57 goals against average as a reserve on a team that finished the season with a 13-1-0 record and WPSL Championship.