Justin Elkington enters his seventh year on the Oklahoma State coaching staff after having been named an assistant in July 2009. He was elevated to the Cowgirls’ associate head coach in July 2012.

Since Elkington’s arrival in Stillwater, OSU has compiled an 87-36-16 record (.683) and continued to establish itself as a national power by making five appearances in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. In two of those years, the Cowgirls advanced to the Elite Eight of the tourney and finished No. 5 in the final national rankings.

The Cowgirls have also captured three Big 12 Conference championships since Elkington’s arrival, claiming tournament titles in 2009 and 2010 and a regular season crown in 2011.

In 2012, Elkington was named the NSCAA Women’s College Assistant Coach of the Year for the Midwest Region after helping guide OSU to a school-record 22 wins.

Among Elkington’s duties at OSU is goalkeeper coach, and he was instrumental in the development of record-setting goalie AD Franch, helping her develop into a three-time All-American and four-time All-Big 12 First Team selection. He also helped freshman Michela Ongaro earn a spot on the 2013 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team, and Rosa Medina finished her career among the Cowgirls’ all-time leaders in several statistical categories.