Carolyn Savage enters her fourth season as the assistant coach for the NAU women's soccer program. She returns to the program after playing four years for the Lumberjacks from 2007-2011 where she was apart of two NCAA Tournament appearances and three Big Sky titles. In May of 2016, Savage graduated with her Masters in Educational Leadership of Higher Education/Community College from Northern Arizona University.
During her time at NAU, Savage assumed six goals and six assists for a total of 18 points during 56 career games. She made an immediate impact as a freshman scoring three goals and handing out two assists, the most goals in the Big Sky among freshman. Savage tied an NAU single match record with six points (two goals, two assists) against Lamar. The game earned her Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors on September 4, 2007.
Not only did Savage have success on the field, but off the field as well. The former forward was a four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award recipient, majoring in criminal justice.
In her brief time in coaching, Savage has had much success coaching in Anchorage, Alaska as she was named NSCAA Alaska State Coach of the Year in 2013. In her first season as the girl's varsity head coach at A.J. Dimond High School, she led the team to an undefeated season and claiming Region IV champions as well as the Alaska State High School Champs. Savage earned Region IV Coach of the Year and the Alaska State Coach of the Year. In 2012-2013 Savage was the Youth Director of Coaching for the Alaska Rush while coaching the U-17, U-14 and U-11 Alaska Rush Soccer Club.
At NAU alongside Head Coach Andre Luciano, Savage holds an all-time record of 32-19-19 while helping lead the 'Jacks to the program's third Big Sky Conference Tournament Title and NCAA appearance in 2014. Additionally, Savage has developed 5 All-Big Sky First Team selections, two All-Big Sky Second Team selections, 15 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention Selections, two First-Team College Madness All-Big Sky nominees and four NSCAA All-Pacific Region nominees. Off the field in Savage's three seasons, NAU has garnered two CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, 36 Big Sky All-Academic selections, five NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections and three consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards that recognizes programs with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Savage, a native of Anchorage, Alaska graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in criminal justice.