About Coach Hartson:

Karen has a passion for soccer and developing strong leaders on and off the soccer field.  She has been playing, referring, coaching and managing soccer programs for over 15 years. Currently, Karen is continuing her soccer education and passion for the game as the Assistant Coach of Mike Gonzalez.  Currently working for Honeywell, Karen has been in human resources for 20 years, has been married for 18 years and is mother of two children, Dylan and Natalie.

Education:

  • Michigan State University, Masters Labor and Industrial Relations (1996)
  • Michigan State University, Bachelors International Relations (1998)
  • American Federation Athletic Association Group Fitness, CPR Certification (2014-2016)

Coaching Experience:

  • Michigan State University Intramural Soccer League Supervisor,
    Referee, Co-Ed & Women’s (1992-1998)
  • Arizona Women’s Soccer League (1998-2004)
  • Fountain Hills Soccer Club Co-Ed U12 (1998-2000)
  • Barcelona TFA Rec; Academy (2014-2015)
  • Barcelona TFA ’05 Assistant Boys (2016-2018)
  • Barcelona TFA ’06 Assistant Boys Red (2016-2018)

Playing Experience:

  • Henry Ford II High School Varsity (1988 – 1992)
  • Macomb Area Conference Champions First Team, Captain & MVP (1991-1992)
  • Michigan Youth Soccer League (MYSL Club) (1986 – 1992)
  • Michigan State University Intramural Soccer (1992 – 1998)
  • Arizona Women’s Soccer League (1998-2008)
  • Mesa Recreational Co-Ed Soccer (1998 – 2008)