ASSISTANT COACH KIVA GRESHAM
Former Lady Techster great Kiva Gresham begins her four year with the soccer program after returning to Ruston as an assistant coach for Kevin Sherry midway through the 2012 season.
Gresham's main responsibility is assisting with the development of the midfielders and strikers while also teaming with fellow assistant Josh Wagenaar in overseeing fitness and conditioning for the squad.
This past season the Lady Techsters tallied 53 goals, the second most in program history. The offensive attack was led by Louisiana Player of the Year and second team All-Conference USA selection Kathryn Sloan who led LA Tech with 28 points and 11 goals.
The year prior, she helped coach the forward who recorded a team-high seven goals, including the fastest scored goal in program history against Southern Miss which came only 11 seconds into the match. Coincidentally, the record was previously held by Gresham which she set back in 2008.
During her playing career, Gresham was a star forward for four years at LA Tech. She currently holds the season record for most points (32) and is tied for most assists (eight). She also ranks in the top three in most goals (27), most assists (20) and most points (74) in a career.
Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., Gresham has taken her love for the international sport and gone to the Caribbean where she participated in a coaching class in Trinidad and Tobago.
Gresham was also recently selected as one of the lead instructors for the EXACT Soccer Elite Prospect Camp. This unique college soccer camp provided players with the opportunity to showcase individual field skills and their mental readiness.
Gresham joined other top instructors from NCAA programs such as North Carolina, Stephen F. Austin, Abilene Christian, Illinois, Dallas Baptist, Schreiner, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas-Brownsville and St. Mary's (Texas).