Sarah Lowdon joined the Sam Houston soccer program as assistant coach on July 1, 2015 and current serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator as well as an instructor in the kinesiology department, teaching Sports in Contemporary Society as well as Principles and Practices of Adult Fitness Management.
During her first season as assistant coach, the Bearkats produced record-setting success, notching a team-best 10 wins and advancing to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match for the first time since 2005 before falling just shy in penalty kicks.
The Newcastle, England, native comes to Sam Houston following one year as assistant coach at Wayland Baptist and prior two-year stint as volunteer assistant at McNeese State. She also currently serves as an intern assistant coach with professional soccer’s Houston Dash.
Lowdon is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and served as an exercise science instructor at Wayland Baptist. Other licenses include NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF C and NSCAA Level 2 GK.
Lowdon is also in her second season assisting with the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash, where she handles statistics on top of other responsibilities. She is also a member of True North Sports – Assistant Coach Immersion Program (ACIP) and serves as a State Coach for South Texas Olympic Development Program.
She logged a decorated three-year playing career with McNeese State after transferring from Mississippi State and earned her bachelor of science in education in December 2012. In May 2014, while serving as a volunteer coach with the Cowgirls, she received a master of science with a double concentration in exercise physiology and health promotion.
In England, Lowdon played for Newcastle United Women’s FC (2002-08) and Gateshead College Women’s Football Academy (2006-08), where she was named Student-Athlete of the Year in 2008 and was inducted into the Gateshead Hall of Fame in 2014.