James Armstrong joined the Auburn program as an assistant coach on March 13, 2013. Armstrong comes from the Lonestar Soccer Club in Austin, Texas.
Armstrong works with Auburn's midfielders and forwards.
In his first season in the Orange and Blue, Armstrong helped coach the Tiger offense in 2013, scoring 27 goals, nine coming from freshman Casie Ramsier. Auburn averaged a .430 shot-on-goal percentage and reached the SEC Tournament for the 13th-consecutive year.
Armstrong was at Lonestar SC since its inception in 2004, progressing through the ranks and coaching at all levels of play.
At Lonestar SC he was the Girls Junior Academy Director of Coaching for three years, the Girls DI Director of Coaching for three years and most recently the ECNL Head Coach and Premier League Girls Director of Coaching.
Last season Armstrong was the assistant coach for Concordia University Texas Tornados. He has also been a ODP Region III coach for girls ages 14-18.
Prior to working with the Lonestar SC and ODP, Armstrong was also a staff member for the United States Women's National Team.
He worked with the U-19 U.S. Women's World Cup team that won the championship in 2002, where Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa was also an assistant coach, as well as the senior national team which placed third at the 2003 Women's World Cup.
A native of Yorkshire, England, Armstrong earned a bachelor's degree in history and politics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and a master's in the same disciplines in 2001. He has a USSF A License and a National Youth License.