Ally BalesAssistant Coach
Alma Mater: Dallas Baptist '10
Office Phone: (864) 231-2012
Bales joins the coaching staff in 2013 after a year under Alex Van der Sluijs at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio where she helped guide the team to a 9-6-4 overall record. At Defiance, she wore two hats, one as the assistant women’s soccer coach and the other and the Learning Commons Assistant for Structured Study Programs where she assisted the school’s peer mentors and helped student-athletes away from the field and in the classroom. The New Berlin, Wisc. native also earned her master of arts in education with sport coaching concentration.
“We are excited to have Ally join our staff and our family,” Azem said. “She comes from a very strong playing career at Dallas Baptist and was incredibly successful as an athlete in the Heartland Conference. She understands what it takes to establish a perennially successful NCAA Division II program and is eager to help us build towards that. She’s very passionate about the game and a very hard worker. She will be involved in the various aspects of the program from the onset.”
As a player, Bales was a standout at Dallas Baptist University where she was named to the Heartland all-conference team in her first three seasons. Bales was also listed on the Daktrontics all-south central region team in 2010, while also earning spots on the NCCAA all-region team and All-American teams after the 2008 and 2010 seasons. Bales also excelled in the classroom, as she earned a spot on the Dean’s List in 2010 and made the Honor Roll in 2009. Bales graduated from Dallas Baptist with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and minored in Spanish. She is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish Honor Society.