Thorns Head Coach Mike Norris pictured on Jan. 6, 2023

Thorns head coach Mike Norris at Providence Park. 

Continuity for a Portland Thorns club in transition and the work of a “tactical genius.”

Those are two of the reasons the Thorns chose to elevate Mike Norris to be the head coach for the National Women's Soccer League club, according to general manager Karina LeBlanc.

Sports Reporter

"As a sports fan, working in sports journalism and telling the stories of athletes and teams from the school level to the elite/professional level is rewarding. Games are fun! So is meeting and introducing readers to driven, uniquely talented and often just plain fun humans. Sports bring together communities. Often, unexpected or unique connections are made through sports. To witness and to recount myriad dramas of human competition is a hoot.”

Recommended for you