Emily Hardell
Emily Hardell
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: ehardell@me.com

Emily, a resident of San Jose, joined the West Valley College women’s soccer coaching staff in 2017. With dual Masters degrees in Kinesiology and Business Administration, Emily brings a wealth of industry experience and professional knowledge to her role as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the women’s soccer team.  She holds multiple degrees across a variety of areas including physical education, business administration, marketing, and exercise physiology. With certifications in Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine, and Functional Movement Screen, Emily uses the latest technologies and modalities to improve athletes’ movement patterns, build strength and endurance, enhance performance, and reduce injury.

For the last 15 years, Emily has been involved with a variety of youth sport organizations as a parent, coach, and a trainer. Her recent master’s thesis entitled “Youth sport development pathways and experiences of NCAA Division I women’s college soccer players” is the culmination of many years of professional, academic, and personal achievement.  As an athlete, coach, and parent, her passion and professional interest is to develop strong, empowered young female athletes through sport. Emily is an avid recreational athlete and a mother of four athletic children.  Her most recent passion is road biking and she is currently training for a century bike ride in April. She also loves to swim, hike, and paddleboard in her free time, and will be adding rowing to her list of active pursuits later this year.  She is a wannabe surfer and would love to spend more time in warmer waters catching some waves.

Education & Certifications:

MA Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, San Jose State University, December 2017

NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, 2014-Current                                          

AA Physical Education, West Valley College, 2011
Certificate in Sports Medicine   , West Valley College, 2011

MBA School of Business, Santa Clara University, 1994

BS Business Administration: Marketing, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1988

Work History:

2017-Present              West Valley College Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach

2015                           Sacred Heart Preparatory Strength & Conditioning Intern

2006 -2015                 Youth sports organizations:  coach, volunteer, parent

2010 -2011                 West Valley College Sports Medicine Intern
2006 -2011                 Youth Soccer Coach (“F” License)

1997-2001                  Pandesic LLC: eCommerce startup.  Joint venture between Intel and SAP. 

1988-1997                  Intel Corporation:  Planning & Operations Management

Technical Skills & Training:

  • Positive Coaching Alliance.  American Red Cross CPR & AED certification. 
  • Management Training, Facilitation Skills, Constructive Confrontation, Positive Power & Influence, Effective Meetings, Systems Thinking, Negotiating, Information Mapping, Process Modeling, Applied Data Modeling, Information Engineering.


  • 1994 Planning Vision Recognition & 1991 Intel Achievement Award
  • ACSM; NSCA; Phi Kappa Phi