Valparaiso University women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced on December 16th, 2016 that Katelyn Longino has joined the Crusaders as an assistant coach. Longino comes to Valpo after spending last season on the coaching staff at Xavier University.

Longino spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach with the Musketeers after wrapping up her time at Columbus State University. She played as a freshman in 2012 for the Lady Cougars, helping the team to 18 wins and a berth in the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen. Longino then spent the next two seasons as a student assistant, helping guide CSU to a 21-1-1 record and an Elite Eight berth in 2014. In her final year at Columbus State, Longino served as an intern in the athletic department, working directly with women’s soccer as they won 22 matches and reached the national championship match.

Longino holds a USSF “D” Coaching License and also brings a wealth of experience coaching club soccer to the position, having held coaching positions with Ohio Elite Soccer Association, CFC Red Star and Columbus Youth Soccer. She graduated from Columbus State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and is currently working towards a master’s degree in coaching education and athlete development from Xavier University.