First Female Soccer Coach in Malvern Prep’s History ‘a Fantastic Example for the Kids’

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Image of Susan Barr via Pete Bannan, MediaNews Group.

Susan Barr did not set out to break any barriers as the first female varsity head coach at Malvern Prep, an all-boys school, writes Matthew De George for PA Prep Live.

“It’s not something I want to talk about, but just by being here and being responsible and being good at my job, hopefully that lends itself to that,” said Barr.

In addition to being the first female soccer coach in school history, she is one of a select number of women throughout the country who is coaching males on the scholastic or collegiate level.

The reason can easily be seen from her history with the sport. Among her many achievements, she was a two-time All-Ivy League performer at Cornell, then started youth programs at YSC Sports in Wayne and grew Union Juniors.

Barr originally joined Malvern Prep this spring, when the school found itself needing a coach. She stepped in to help the players, including her youngest son, keep fit in the offseason.

“She’s been a fantastic example for the kids,” said Malvern Prep athletic director Jim Stewart.

Read more about Susan Barr at PA Prep Live here.

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