Baton Rouge, The. — LSU soccer assistant coach Tiffany Hansen has been named by the United States Soccer Federation as assistant coach for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.
“I’m thrilled for Tiffany (Hansen). The pinnacle of any player’s or coach’s career is to represent their country, and there’s no better place to do it than at the World Cup,” said head coach Sian Hudson. “This is a great opportunity for Tiffany to gain insight into the game at the highest level and bring those ideas to our program, which will only improve the student-athlete experience in the long run.”
Held from October 11th to October 30th, the event features 16 nations competing for glory. The USA will start in Group A alongside hosts India, Brazil and Morocco. The top two teams from each group (4 groups) advance to the knockout stage of the first round.
Hansen and Team USA will face India on Tuesday, October 11th at Kalinga Stadium. The match is set for 9:30am CT at Fox Sports 2 (FS2) in Bhubaneswar. Team USA will continue the group with his match against Brazil on October 14 (6:00am FS2) and conclude the first round of play against Morocco on October 17 (9:30am FS2). All tournament matches will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Plus or FS2.
Hansen, who joined the LSU staff in April as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, is no stranger to USSF and its youth teams. She has coaching experience at both her U-17 and U-18 levels, and in addition to her coaching in college soccer, she has worked as a soccer scout. Hansen recently trained in Spain as her assistant coach for the U-17s at Gear Up her camp in August, where she played against Germany and Spain’s U-17 teams.