Chelsea Stewart enters her third season as an assistant coach after serving one year as a graduate assistant for the Lady Techsters. Kevin Sherry and Stewart have ties dating back to their time at Graceland University as Stewart played four years for Tech's head coach.
"Our players can relate extremely well to Chelsea since she also played soccer at the college level," Sherry said. "She is able to help our players recognize their strengths and weaknesses, while giving important insight to our staff."
In 2010, with Stewart's help, Tech finished with a record of 15-6 overall and 5-3 in the Western Athletic Conference, both school records. After being picked last in the conference preseason polls, Tech finished tied for third, its highest finish ever. Also, for the first time ever, the Lady Techsters placed individuals on the all-WAC team and qualified for the WAC Tournament, which was held at the Lady Techster Soccer Field.
In 2009, Tech recorded 12 wins (12-7-1) including its first-ever conference win and broke six team and 13 individual records. Tech recorded the most goals (54), assists (45) and points (153) in a single season. In match play, the Lady Techsters set new single-game records in goals (12), assists (12) and points (36).
For the Lady Yellowjackets at Graceland, she played center defense and helped the team to its first undefeated season in the school's history at a record of 18-0-5. She also captained the squad to the 2004-05 NAIA Final Four. In 2010, Stewart and the entire 2004-05 team, was inducted in to the Graceland Wall of Fame for their success.
Stewart was selected for numerous NAIA Academic All-American awards, the 2004 Champions of Character Award and recognized several times by the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Upon graduating from Graceland, Stewart spent two years teaching English as a second language at Nomen Global Language Centers. She then served a year and a half mission in Peru for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from May 2006-December 2007.
Stewart graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in political science with minors in English literature, international studies, peace studies and Spanish. She recently earned her master's degree in counseling and guidance at Tech.
Recently, she earned her United States Soccer Federation "D" license.
In December 2008, the former Chelsea Woodger married Blair Stewart of Walnut Creek, Calif.