For college soccer players, the summer months offer a reprieve from their studies and the grind that the lifestyle of a student-athlete demands.
But for college soccer coaches, the summer months bring about a different lifestyle, one where stepping away from the game simply isn’t feasible in some instances.
"Being a college coach, it’s 365, 24/7, it’s nonstop," said Tim Moody, the head women’s coach at Roger Williams University, a Division 3 school. "If you enjoy it and love it, I think it’s a commitment most people are willing to make."
As Moody indicated, coaches still are heavily involved in the game when June, July and August — the perceived offseason — roll around. For one, Moody coaches with the Rhode Island Strikers, a club in Rhode Island, and coaches at camps to supplement his income.