FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason women’ soccer head coach Diane Drake has announced the addition of Emily Janss as an assistant coach and Kimmy Moss as a volunteer coach to her coaching staff.
Janss, a 2000 graduate of Maryland, brings over nine years of coaching experience to the staff. Janss joins Mason from Maryland where she joined the staff after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Loyola University. While with the Greyhounds, Janss coordinated the recruitment process for all potential student-athletes and assisted with travel plans, monitoring academic progress of the student-athletes, fundraising and public relations for the team. Additionally, she coordinated and organized the soccer summer camps. Following the conclusion of the 2013 season, Janss was named the interim head coach of the Greyhounds.
“Emily brings the confidence and experience of a seasoned veteran to our staff,” commented Drake. ”She immediately synced with our staff like she had been here for years. I am very excited to have her on board.”
During her tenure at Loyola, Janss helped lead the Greyhounds to a NCAA First Round appearance in 2012 after claiming the MAAC Championship with a 6-2-1 league record and 12-6-4 overall mark. In three seasons at Loyola, a total of six Greyhounds earned All-Conference honors, while three players were named to the All-Rookie Team. She coached two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year and had three players named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team and one player named Academic All-America.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Loyola, Janss spent three years as an assistant coach at St. John’s College High School where she helped lead the team to two WCAC Championships. Before that stint, Janss spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Maryland and Arkansas.
Moss joins the Mason staff as a volunteer assistant coach. A two-sport athlete at George Mason, Moss graduated with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism in 2011. Moss was a member of the women’s soccer team from 2007-10, earning All-Conference honors in 2010 and was a member of the track and field team from 2008-12. In 2011, Moss was awarded the Aimee Willard Commemorative Award which is presented to the Mason student-athlete who best exemplifies the standards of quality set by Aimee: intensity, consistency of purpose, achievement and teamwork.
“Kimmy has a contagious and intense personality that draws people over immediately,” noted Drake. “She brings a lot back to our program being an alumnus and it is really great having her back.”
Moss completed her Masters in Communication at Mason in 2013 and is entering her third year teaching at Mason in the Communication Department. She is the travel soccer coach and trainer for Loudoun Soccer and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.