Lene Terp is entering her first season as an assistant coach with the Wolverine staff. Terp is a legend on the international pitch, recording 105 caps for the Danish Women's National Team. Terp brings a dynamic mix of soccer knowledge, skill and experience in an academic environment.
Terp joined the Maize and Blue in February, 2009, after spending six years a senior lecturer in Physical Education at the University College South in Denmark. While teaching, Terp developed an impressive coaching resume as well. Terp served as head coach of Sønderjysk Elitesport A/S from 2005-07 before becoming the team manager and an academy coach within the club. From 2004-2006, Terp served as a Danish National Team under-17 regional talent coach and has worked in various capacities with local clubs and teams.
As a 10-year member of the Danish Women's National Team, Terp racked up 105 appearances as a defender. Terp captained her countries squad from 1998-2003. She shined perhaps most in World Cup competition and was named to the 1999 FIFA All-Star team and Sports Illustrated included her among its The World All-Stars for the tournament. In addition to the 1999 World Cup in which the Danish squad played the United States in front of a Giants Stadium crowd of 78,972, she played every minute of the 1995 event. Terp was also on the field for every minute of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga.
Terp led the Danes in three European Cups (1993, '97, 2001), the 1998 Goodwill Games and the 2001 UEFA Cup. Terp also made 18 appearances between the Denmark Under-20 and Under-16 national teams. A native of Åbenrå, Syddanmark, Denmark, Terp made her debut on the international stage on March 9, 1993.
She also had stints with Odense BK, Fulham FC, Vejle BK and won an NAIA title in 1995 with Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Terp was known on the field for her combination of toughness, technique and a booming kick.
Terp holds the distinctive UEFA A-license and two advanced degrees. She earned a Master's of Science in Physical Education and Sports in 2003 from the University of Southern Denmark and one in Coaching and Communication from the Copenhagen Coaching Center in 2007.