Carly (Butcher) Williams
Teams:Head coach for the 2012 girls, 2015/16 girls, assistant coach for Colony HS, and assistant coach for 2011 ADP girls
Coaching Experience: 4 years
- 4th season at Colony High School
- 3rd season at Alaska Rush
- 1st season with ADP
- USSF D License
- Gatorade Player of the Year
- Parade All-American
- NSCAA Youth All-American Team
University of Southern California (USC) NCAA 1 2008-2012; Bachelors in Human Biology, minor in Occupational Therapy
I grew up in Anchorage playing for the Goldstrikers, which became Alaska Rush my last couple years of club before heading off to college. While playing at South Anchorage High School, I was Gatorade Player of the Year, Parade All-American, and a part of the NSCAA Youth All-American Team. I competed with the U17 youth National team before going on to play at the University of Southern California (USC) for 4 years, captaining my senior year.
Wrexham (the show more than the team..)
Favorite 3 Players:
Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, Brandi Chastain
Why do you coach?
I coach because of my love for the game. Soccer was my life growing up and opened the doors to so many experiences that most don’t get, and I just want to pay it forward to the youth in Alaska. The teams I coach are familiar with my background, but I just want to use my experiences to create that same environment for lifelong friendships, a hard work ethic, and being good humans. There’s so much more to the game than what happens on the field and I hope to pass that on to future generations. There’s not a lot that can compare to seeing the development happening amongst the youth players and watching their growth over time, showing them what they are capable of.
Why Alaska Rush?
Choosing Alaska Rush was an easy decision. Not only because I played Rush growing up, but I truly believe in everything they are doing to create the best possible environment for youth soccer players, not to mention the experience and knowledge of the coaching staff, best in Alaska! The opportunities you have being a part of Rush are a huge perk, especially for Alaskan players. Rush is the largest youth soccer organization in the world, and the opportunities for guest playing with other Rush teams around the country to getting chosen for Rush Select are such great resources. They are constantly pushing both coaches and players to be the best versions of themselves, while providing the resources to do so. Putting my own daughter in Alaska Rush was a no brainer!
Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with my family, hiking, camping