Cathy is the founder and club director for Webfoot Juniors. She began her coaching career while a player at Portland State University when she coached a club team for the first time, and she was hooked! After a successful college career which saw Nelson win two Div. II National Championships, she moved onto coaching as an assistant coach with the Oregon Ducks. That lead to head coaching stints at Portland State University (1993-94) and the University of Oregon (1995-1999). It was while at Oregon that Nelson founded, organized and started Webfoot Juniors (1998).
After starting her family Nelson stepped away from college coaching and began her seven year high school coaching career - all at Sheldon High School. The Irish won 6 league titles during that time and finished in the top 8 at State 6 times.
As a club coach Cathy has coached teams at every age group and has won a u14's and a u16's regional championship. She has also led teams to the Girls Junior National Championships several times.