Tamara Corbet is stepping down after a successful three-year run as head coach for Coast Union’s girls soccer squad. Corbet, who has a tax practice in Cambria, said she needs to give more “time and energy” to her profession now that her oldest daughter, Remy, is heading off to college.
Because the soccer season runs into about half of Corbet’s tax season, it takes away time from her work.
“I have been lucky that I was able to slow down my workload when my kids were younger and needed me more,” she explained. And now that one daughter is in college and her younger daughter, Ani, is just three years from attending college, Corbet said, “it is time for me to increase my work hours and take new clients to help pay for college.”
In a previous interview with the Cambrian, Corbet, a 1987 Coast Union graduate, said she has “learned a lot coaching high school girls. If you let the girls know what your expectations are and give them the confidence — with positive reinforcement — that they can meet the expectations, most of them will rise to the occasion.”
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Corbet’s teams responded to her coaching philosophy: Her 2014 team scored 29 goals and allowed 69, but the 2015 team turned things around, scoring 53 goals and allowing just 30.
The team improved from 6-12-2 in 2014 to 9-6-2 in 2015.
In an interview Friday, Aug. 14, Corbet, who with husband Chris Corbet has coached more than 40 teams as part of the Cambria Youth Athletic Association’s programs, said she “loved coaching soccer” and “got to know some great kids.
“I am leaving a very talented group of soccer players, who are not only good players, but they are hard-working, ethical players that support each other.”
And since last year’s Coast Unio team only lost three seniors to graduation, the new coach will be working with an experienced group of student athletes, and the team “should have good results this year,” Corbet predicted.