Stephanie Burak is in her second season as the director of soccer operations with the University of Iowa women’s soccer program.During her first season as a Hawkeye, Burak helped the Hawkeyes to an 8-7-3 overall record and a 4-5-2 mark in Big Ten play. Iowa was in Big Ten Tournament contention until the final game, but fell short after battling Northwestern to a 1-1 draw. Junior Natalie Winters was a third-team all-region and third-team All-Big Ten selection — Iowa’s first all-region honoree since 2014.Burak also handled much of the logistics for Iowa soccer’s first-ever foreign tour. The Hawkeyes traveled to Germany, Sweden, and Denmark for a 10-day tour in May, 2019.Burak joined the Hawkeyes following a five-year stint with Athletes in Action in Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a part of AIA’s campus staff and leadership team. While in Chicago, Burak served in several capacities at Northwestern. She was the compliance and academic services/student development intern in 2016 and a community relations intern in 2015. She also completed internships with Michigan football (2014-16), San Diego Chargers (2016), and Michigan Bucks (2014). Burak served as the fundraising chair and competed for the Michigan Women’s Soccer Club and she was the head coach of the Northwestern Women’s Soccer Club Team. Burak, a native of Brighton, Michigan, graduated from Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2016. She is married to former Iowa wrestling All-American, Nathan Burak.
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