Kayla Grimsley was named the DePauw assistant womens soccer coach in March 2018.
Most recently, Grimsley spent a year as the head coach of George Jenkins High School (Lakeland, Florida) and the prior two years as an associate head coach for Bartow High School (Bartow, Florida). She was also on the coaching staff for the Lakeland Futbol Club for U-12 and U-17 girls.
Grimsley played collegiate soccer at the University of South Carolina (2008-11) where she was a two-time All-American and two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, she left holding 27 school records to her name, including career points (119), career assists (33), single-season points (34) and single-game assists (3).
Grimsley finished her senior season eighth on the NCAA active list for career points and was the only active player in the NCAA with 40 goals and 30 assists in her career.
After college, she played soccer professionally overseas and was a three-year midfielder/forward for Thor/KA, a soccer club in Iceland. In 2015, she was named Best Player in Iceland by the Icelandic Premiere Coaches and Player Committee while leading her club to a fourth place league finish.
Her time in Iceland included a stint as a head coach/player for Völsungur, a Second Division Professional Team in the KSI League from Iceland. Grimsley was the first head coach/player in club history where she also managed the U10s, U12s and U14 teams.
She is a native of Lakeland, Fla.