Ball State head soccer coach Craig Roberts announced the addition of former Miami University standout and Muncie Central High School head coach Katy Dolesh to the Cardinals staff in March 2018.
Dolesh, a four-time All-Mid-American Conference player for the RedHawks, joined the Cardinals as an assistant coach. She also has previous collegiate and club coaching experience.
We are delighted to have Katy aboard, Roberts said. Her familiarity with the MAC and with the region will serve our program very well. Having played and recruited in the region, she will help us continue to compete for the highest caliber players.
Her playing achievements, along with her coaching experience, will provide great leadership for our championship culture. She sets high standards for herself and will serve as a great role model for our student-athletes.
Dolesh spent the 2017-18 academic year at Muncie Central, where she coached the girls soccer team while teaching physical education and health.
The South Euclid, Ohio, native spent the previous two seasons at the college level. She served in 2015 as the director of soccer operations and player development at Miami, also assisting with goalkeeper coaching. In 2016, she was a volunteer assistant coach for a top-25 Ohio State program. She assisted in goalkeeper training and practice planning, helping the Buckeyes to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Dolesh also has coaching experience with the Ohio Olympic Development Program and the Braves Soccer Academy in Oxford, Ohio.
As a center midfielder at Miami from 2010-13, Dolesh was a second-team all-conference selection during her freshman season and a first-team choice in each of her final three years. She registered 31 goals and 16 assists for her career, earning NSCAA All-Region honors as a junior and senior.
During her junior season in 2012, Dolesh led Miami to a school-record 20 wins, the MAC regular season and tournament championships, a top-25 national ranking and a victory over No. 20 Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Dolesh was a three-time Academic All-MAC selection and also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District and NSCAA Academic All-Region honors during her career. In her final year, she was named the College Soccer Sportswoman of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Womens Sports Association. She was also a nominee for the Senior CLASS Award.
She earned her bachelors degree in health promotion (2014) and her masters in sport leadership (2015), both from Miamis department of kinesiology and health.
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