Katelyn Longino joined the Valparaiso University women's soccer coaching staff in December of 2016 and is entering her second season as an assistant coach in 2018.
In her first season on staff at Valpo, Longino helped guide the Crusaders as they transitioned into the Missouri Valley Conference. Valpo posted a 9-10-0 overall record and a 3-4-0 record in MVC play while making the leap from the nation's 28th-ranked conference by RPI (Horizon League, 2016) to the nation's 12th-ranked conference (MVC, 2017). The 2017 Crusaders finished the season 57 spots higher in the RPI than the 2016 squad as well.
Longino spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach at Xavier 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.