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Kelly Labor 

Labor is entering her second season as the Coordinator of Performance Analysis and Camp Coordinator at the University of Colorado in 2018.

She helped the Buffs to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017 as they finished 12-6-4 overall and 5-4-2 in the Pac-12. CU finished the season fifth in the Pac-12 in goals per game (1.41) and had the third-best defense, posting a school-record 0.61 GAA, which ranked 19th nationally. The team’s shutout percentage of .636 was the second best in the conference and 11th in the nation. CU opened the season with a school-record six consecutive shutouts and the team finished Pac-12 play with five more shutouts to end the regular season, going 4-0-1 during that stretch to propel the team into the postseason.
Labor joined CU in the spring of 2017 after four seasons at Colorado State as an assistant coach. She worked at CSU under former Buffs head coach Bill Hempen, where they served their roles since the inception of the soccer program in 2013. At CSU, Labor worked as the recruiting coordinator as well as with the design and implementation of team practices, individual, small group, functional and team tactical and technical instruction, designed scouting reports, and built tactical game plans with personnel. She was also in charge of eligibility, compliance, team travel, community service engagements, fundraising, equipment, camp director and team academic progress. The Rams received the NSCAA Team Academic Award 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Prior to her time at Colorado State, Labor was an assistant coach for three seasons at Regis University, an NCAA Division II school in Denver. She helped the Rangers to two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, one Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, and NCAA Tournament appearances 2010, 2011 and 2012. She was in charge of individual technical and group skill development, recruiting, fundraising, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, as well as designed and led a concentrated two-year captain and leadership development study and established a comprehensive off-season strength and conditioning training program. She also coached three NSCAA All-Americans, three NSCAA Daktronics All-Americans, seven all-region players, nine all-conference players, two defensive players of the year and one freshman of the year.
Labor has also spent five years in the Olympic Development State and Regional programs as a head and assistant Colorado State Team and Region IV Coach. She has helped lead the ‘01 Region IV Team to an International Championship and the ‘03 state team to be Region IV finalists. She has been a staff coach for the national training camps, national training centers, regional camps, and sub-regional events.
Labor holds her NSCAA National and Advanced National Coaching License. She has spent the past 12 years coaching club soccer for all levels and ages at Real Colorado, Las Vegas Premier, Westminster AFC and most recently with Arsenal Colorado. In 2015, she was named Arsenal Competitive Coach of the Year and was nominated for Colorado State Youth Soccer Competitive Coach of the Year. Along with coaching, Labor has acted as the College Advisory Program Director and a Sport Psychology Performance Educator.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNLV in 2010, where she was a student-athlete for the Rebels. In 2007, she helped UNLV to a Mountain West Conference regular-season championship and she was a three-time Mountain West All-Academic honoree.
She played one year of soccer at Regis before transferring to UNLV, earning RMAC Freshman of the Year, and all-region, all-conference, and all-tournament selections after leading the Rangers in points, assists and game-winning goals, and was second in goals scored as a freshman. When she returned to Regis as a coach, she earned her master’s degree in 2012 in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a specialization in sports psychology and leadership development.


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