Sarah DentonVolunteer Assistant
Prior to her return to Pfeiffer, Sarah was the assistant coach at UNC Charlotte from 2009-2011. During her two seasons there, the 49ers posted a 32-8-2 record, making it to the A10 tournament finals both years. In 2009, the 49ers finished in 2nd place of the conference, and in 2010, finished in 1st place, sharing the A10 title with rivals, Dayton.
Sarah was the head coach at Pfeiffer from 2006-08. She guided Pfeiffer to a 40-21-4 during her three-year tenure. In 2008, she led Pfeiffer to a Conference Carolinas' Tournament Championship and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. She was named Conference Carolinas' Coach of the Year after guiding Pfeiffer to 10 wins in 2007.
She has also been a member of the Region III ODP coaching staff as well as an assistant coach for the '93 and '95 Girls North Carolina ODP team since 2006.
She was also a member of the 49ers coaching staff during the 2005 season as an assistant coach at Charlotte. In 2005, the 49ers won 11 games and reached the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Denton was a member of the FC Carolina Alliance Coaching staff from 2002-07. In 2009, she returned to FCCA Coaching Staff as the technical director for the female teams.
She spent three years as a special education teacher at Kannapolis, North Carolina's A.L. Brown High School. From 2001-04, she coached the men's and women's varsity soccer teams at A.L. Brown.
She was a four-year letterwinner at Charlotte from 1996-2000. Denton earned second-team All-Conference USA honors as a senior in 2000. She was a two-time team captain. She played an integral role in helping the 49ers capture the 1998 Conference USA Tournament championship and earn the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament. In 1998, with Denton in the starting lineup, the 49ers defeated South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the program's first tournament win.
Denton excelled in the classroom as well. As a senior, she received the athletic department's highest honor, The Bonnie Cone Award for Academic Excellence. She graduated from Charlotte in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education. She earned a Master of Education in Special Education from Charlotte in 2006.
Denton is married to Elijah Denton, who is head women's soccer coach at Pfeiffer University. She has a stepson named Andrew (15), a daughter named Kyla (2), and a newborn son named Dax.