KU soccer adds Larson as Director of Operations

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas soccer head coach Mark Francis announced Thursday that Shelby Larsonhas officially joined the staff as the Director of Operations. Larson comes to Kansas after serving as a graduate assistant for the Florida State women’s soccer program since 2017.

In her role, Larson will be responsible for the coordination and completion of video related duties, coordination of team travel and meals, and administering the planning and efficient operation of all aspects of camps and clinics for the soccer program.

Larson comes to Lawrence after graduating from Florida State in May of 2019 with a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. While in Tallahassee, she worked as a graduate assistant for the FSU women’s soccer team. During her tenure, the Seminoles claimed the 2018 ACC Championship, as well as the 2018 NCAA National Championship.

Prior to her time with Florida State, Larson spent four years as a member of the University of Tampa soccer team. While there she played as a defender in the Sunshine State Conference before a knee injury ended her career during her sophomore season. Despite the injury she stayed a member of the team during the rest of her time in Tampa, before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in May of 2017.

Originally from Riverview, Florida, Larson graduated from Riverview High School in 2013. She has an older sister who is an English teacher in Managua, Nicaragua and a younger sister who is currently a junior at Florida State.