Amanda DeVolk comes to Knoxville after a highly successful career playing for national powerhouse Rutgers. Coach DeVolk played in 59 career games for the Scarlett Knights, highlighted by goals and assists against the likes of Ohio State, Purdue, and Texas A&M. In the 2014 NCAA Tournament, she scored against LaSalle in the opening round game.
Coach DeVolk came to Rutgers as a star multi-sport athlete in high school. She was one of the leading goal scorers in the state of Texas in 2010, her district’s offensive player of the year, and she also won district gold medals in pole vault, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter track events. As a club player, she won a US Club regional championship with the nationally prestigious Dallas Sting.
Coach DeVolk spent her college career working at youth soccer camps and eventually coached U10 girls at one of America’s top soccer clubs: Premier Development Academy of New Jersey. Her coaching and leadership abilities have quickly made her one of the most popular coaches in the club. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Tennessee.