FORMER HEAD COACH, SCOTTISH / DUTCH / RUSSIAN / SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS
Dutch native Vera Pauw is the former Head Coach of the Scottish, Dutch, Russian and South Africa women’s national teams, spending the better part of seventeen years in charge at the international level. During that time, she led her home country of the Netherlands to the semi-final of the UEFA Women’s European Championship in 2009. She also coached South Africa through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pauw also had a very successful career as a professional player, playing for multiple teams in the Netherlands, as well as becoming the first female Dutch player to ever play professionally in Italy when she signed for Modena in 1988. In addition, Pauw played 89 international matches for the Dutch national team as a defender.