About the Soccer Coaches
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Sierra Doherty-Cardenas from Wheat Ridge, Colorado spent two years as the assistant coach of the OJC Women’s Soccer team and has recently been named the team's head coach.
As assistant coach, Doherty-Cardenas was responsible for assisting the head coach with all aspects of running the women’s soccer program including oversight of games and practices; athlete instruction and care; paperwork; recruiting; training; and planning for team travel. Upon the resignation of Head Coach Jamie Hutchison this spring, Doherty-Cardenas was a natural choice to serve as interim until her position became permanent.
Said Doherty-Cardenas about her promotion, "I couldn’t be more excited and honored to have the opportunity to step into this new position as Head Coach of the Otero Junior College Women’s Soccer Team. I hold this team, program and institution very close to my heart and I can’t wait to keep the program moving forward. The bar is set high and I am determined to raise it and keep the program competing on the national stage. My goal is to use soccer to develop players into outstanding individuals with strong character traits that will set them up for success in their lives after their time at Otero. I would like to thank Jim Rizzuto and Gary Addington, as well as the rest of the selection committee, for allowing me this opportunity. The OJC community is outstanding and the support from the staff and administration are second-to-none. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!"
Prior to coming to OJC, Doherty-Cardenas worked as an assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) and has coached club and high school soccer in the Denver area. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from ENMU.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Jordan Taylor White, from Chandler, Arizona, has been appointed the Assistant Women’s Soccer coach for OJC. Jordan is looking forward to joining a successful program and is honored to work with Head Coach Sierra Doherty-Cardenas.
Prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from the University of Oklahoma, her club team achieved ten Arizona State Cup Championships and finished as two-time regional finalists. Ranking first in the country, Jordan’s U18 Sereno club team acquired wins in high profile tournaments that included the President’s Day Cup and San Diego Surf Cup.
Leading up to her college career, Jordan was ranked in the top one-hundred recruits coming out of high school. She received scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Washington State, University of Colorado, and the University of Oklahoma. Jordan accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Oklahoma where she became a three-year starter for the program.
While playing at the University of Oklahoma she helped in her teams development coming from the bottom of the Big 12 Conference to the Big 12 Championship game and the NCAA tournament her junior year. Finishing her third season with a career ending injury, she was forced to take a medical hardship her senior year. Jordan remained a participant on the team working alongside the strength and conditioning coach taking on a new role as an undergrad assistant.
Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma Jordan has begun her career as a coach for both high school and club soccer and is excited to assist at the collegiate level.