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Norm Peterson


Student Success Advisor & Head Women's Soccer Coach

Norm is a Student Success Advisor on the Johnson campus. As an advocate for students on and off the field, the athletes on Norm’s team are well-positioned to succeed. He expects dedication that allows these student athletes to be the best versions of themselves.

The 2023 Season will be Coach Norm’s third season leading the Vermont State University Johnson Women’s Soccer Program. The 2022 season saw Coach Norm lead the Badgers back to the North Atlantic Conference playoffs for the first time in five years.

In Norm’s time at Johnson, he has coached four players to end of season all-Conference teams and two more to weekly conference player-of-the-week awards. The 2022 team placed nine players on the All-Conference Academic team and the team won the award for highest team GPA on campus.

Norm says, “Whether you are on a soccer team, in a group at work or in your family life, I believe you should focus on making the place around you better. Great teams are filled with great teammates, so model the behavior you want to see. We are constantly trying to raise the standards for ourselves – in our lives and in our play. I expect the same for all the Student Athletes involved in the Women’s Soccer Program at Johnson.”

Norm grew up in Central Massachusetts, worked in Boston for twelve years and Bermuda for eight before coming to Vermont in 2014. A graduate of Bryant University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, Coach Norm went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

He holds Coaching licenses from the US Soccer Federation and United Soccer Coaching Association. Norm lives in Waterbury Vermont with his wife, two children, two adopted dogs and a cat who adopted them.

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