Naomi Kolarova inherited the APSU soccer program in the 2018 year, she led the Governors to an 8-8-1 record her first season at the helm. At the conclusion of the season, 3 of her soccer players were named to OVC All-Conference 2nd Team. Prior to APSU, Kolarova spent 12 years at Tennessee Wesleyan University as head coach. She led the TWU program to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals for the first time in school history in 2017, and led the team to the NAIA National Tournament 2 other times, as well as won AAC conference tournament titles on 3 occasions.
A New Zealand native, Kolarova (previously Clarke) during her college career was a four-time NSCAA Division II All-American selection. Kolarova was a member of the New Zealand National Senior Women's Team and played for the United States W-League's Mile High Mustangs as well.
Kolarova holds her USSF 'B' coaching License and has had youth coaching experiences for the past 16 years with various clubs, camps, and state soccer associations, including TN ODP, No.1 Soccer Camps, TWU Soccer Camps, McMinn United FC, Stones River FC, Nike Impact, Colorado Edge, and Coerver Coaching.