Women's Soccer

2013/14 Coaching Profiles


Claire Paterson, Head Coach 

Email: claire.paterson@ubc.ca

Claire is in her sixth season as head coach of the women’s soccer program at UBC Okanagan. She has coached her team to a 30-6-13 regular season record in the past four years as head coach, including an undefeated regular season in 2010. In back-to-back PACWEST Championships in 2011 and 2012 she led the team to the Final and brought home a silver medal each time. Claire also has one provincial bronze medal to bolster an already impressive list of accomplishments.

The 2010 season marked her third season at the helm of the Heat and she lead the team to an undefeated regular season record 10 wins – 2 ties in which the team captured the program's first CCAA national ranking (2nd) and BCCAA Provincial medal (Bronze). For the second year in a row Claire was recognized as BCCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and she was announced the 2010 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Women’s Soccer National Coach of the Year.

Born in Scotland and raised in Prince George, she has a bachelor’s degree in both physical education and education, and has her master’s degree in coaching from the University of Alberta.  Claire also is a certified CSA National B License, SFA Club Coach Certificate, NCCP Level 4/5 certificate and holds a Charter Professional Coach designation from the Coaches Association of Canada.

Her coaching includes five years as head coach of the women’s team at The King’s University College in Alberta, three years as a National Training Centre-Prairies coach and six years as the Alberta Soccer Association’s Provincial Team coach.

After moving back to BC in 2007 she remained involved in youth player development working with the Okanagan Super Y league program and in 2008 she travelled with the U13 BCSA Provincial Team to Germany as the assistant coach. Currently she works for the Whitecaps FC as an instructor at their Vernon High school Soccer Academy & Jr. Academy as well as for NOYSA as the Technical Director.  Claire also coaches the Okanagan FC Women's Premiere PCSL

Her career highlights:

  • 2011 Participated in CSA “A” License Part 1
  • 2010 CCAA Women’s Soccer coach of the Year
  • 2010 BCCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2009 BCCAA Women’s Soccer  Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Masters Degree in Coaching, University of Alberta
  • 2008 BCSA U13 Girls Assistant Coach – Germany Tour
  • 2006 CSA National All-Stars U16 Head Coach – Team Alberta Bronze Medalist
  • 2006 CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2006 ACAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Canada Summer Games Assistant Coach – Team Alberta Silver Medalist
  • 2004 CSA Women’s Coaching Initiative – Selected Coach
  • 2003 Western Canada Games Assistant Coach – Team Alberta Gold Medalist
  • 2003 CSA National B Licence
  • 2002 SFA Club Coach Certification
  • 2002 CSA/FIFA Women’s Coaching Symposium – Selected Coach

Ashlee Davison, Assistant Coach

Email: ashleedavison@gmail.com

This is Ashlee's fifth year as an assistant coach with the UBC Heat Women's soccer team.  Prior to working with the Heat, Ashlee played and helped coach the women's PCSL squad.  Before getting into coaching, Ashlee played 5 years in the CIS for Trinity Western University. Ashlee has a BA (TWU) and a BEd (UBC) as well as NCCP 1 and 2.


Jess Briker, Assistant Coach


Kai Tolpinrud , Assistant Coach (GK)

This is Kai's first year with the team. Hailing from Vernon, Kai possesses extensive knowledge as a goalkeeper, having played for SFU, as well as the Whitecaps in the NASL. He was also a part of the CSA pool of players and played briefly in England. 

In the past, Kai had his own goalkeeper school and has helped with SFU goalkeeper training.

Last reviewed shim11/13/2013 10:40:45 AM