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University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia Athletics
82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597
Division 2 Georgia Southeast
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Kayley Ralton

Kayley Ralton enters her fourth season with the University of North Georgia women’s soccer program and she will take on additional responsibilities as the interim head coach for the Spring 2021 season.


A former four-year standout at Armstrong State from 2006-09, Ralton earned her bachelor's degree in history from ASU in 2010 while serving as a student assistant for the Pirates that season. She served as a graduate assistant in 2011 & 2012 while earning her master's in sports medicine in 2013. She then served as a full-time assistant from 2013-16.


In her time on the Armstrong State staff, she helped mentor the Pirates to three consecutive Peach Belt Conference regular season titles (2010, 2011 and 2012) and two PBC tournament championships (2011 & 2012).


The Pirates were crowned Southeast region champions in 2011 and 2012 and reached the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2011.


Individually, she helped develop 12 All-Americans and 30 All-Conference selection including two PBC Players of the Year: Kristina Pascutti in 2011 and Morgan Mitchell in 2012.


Ralton was a member of the Scotland U19 and U17 national teams and captained the U17 in tournament victories against Wales, USA, Holland and Republic of Ireland. As a member of the Scotland U19 team, she represented Scotland in the first stage and secondstage European Championships.


Ralton currently holds an USSF National B License as well as her NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Certification.

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Iain Smith

Smith enters his first year as an assistant coach to the UNG women's soccer program.


Prior to his arrival in Dahlonega, Smith served as a varsity assistant coach at Thayer Academy and currently coaches at UFA.


Smith played collegiately for two seasons at Clayton State where he was a team captain and an All-Conference honoree. He currently holds the DII record for fastest consecutive goals, scoring twice in eight seconds against Erskine in 2015. Prior to Clayton State, he played at Clemson where he holds the school record for latest goal scored in regulation, scoring with a second left against Boston College.


Smith graduated from Clemson with his Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in athletic leadership. He obtained his Master's degree from Clayton State in clinical psychology.

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