From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Lauren Wooten was approved as a math teacher and varsity girls head soccer coach for Hewitt-Trussville High School at the Trussville City Schools Board of Education meeting June 10.
Wooten comes from Auburn City Schools, where she taught math and served as the varsity girls head coach. This season, Auburn won the Area Championship and advanced to the 7A Final Four. Wooten took over the program that won only six games in 2018. They were able to improve their record to 14-7-3 for the 2019 season.
From January 2016-July 2018, Wooten taught math and coached at her alma mater, Chelsea High School. Wooten assisted with volleyball, basketball and soccer during her time at Chelsea. While Wooten acted as a head coach for the freshmen boys soccer team, she also assisted with the varsity girls program during their 2017 state championship season. Wooten was also very involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Chelsea prior to moving to Auburn in June 2018.
“I have enjoyed working with and learning from several coaches and teachers at Chelsea and Auburn High School and I look forward to bringing those experiences with me to Hewitt-Trussville,” said Wooten. “I am excited about the opportunity to develop students and athletes and believe our program will have success in the near future.”
“We are excited about Lauren joining our team here at Hewitt-Trussville,” said HT Athletics Director Lance Walker. “We talked to many administrators and coaches about Lauren, and they all had glowing comments about her work in the classroom and on the field. Lauren is a positive person and has great energy. We are looking forward to supporting her and watching the Huskies play next Spring!”
Wooten grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 2011. She was selected to represent the North team in the North-South All-Star game in 2010. During her senior year, the Lady Hornets advanced to the state championship game for the first time in school history. She received an athletic scholarship to Itawamba Community College where she was selected as a team captain, a National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All-American, and was nominated as a Mississippi All-State Women’s Soccer player. Wooten graduated from Mississippi State University in December 2015 with a degree in Secondary Education Mathematics. She later added a Masters of Math Education from the University of West Alabama in May 2019.