Chris Kouns
Chris Kouns
Title: Head Women's Soccer Coach
Phone: 614-236-6953
Email: ckouns2@capital.edu
Previous College: Mars Hill (N.C.) '92

 

Chris Kouns enters his fourth year as the head women's soccer coach at Capital University in 2014. He owns a .652 winning percentage, the highest of any coach in the program's 23-year history.


Kouns' Capital career highlights (2011-13)

  • Overall Record: 42-21-6
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Record: 24-6-2
  • 2011 OAC Tournament Champions
  • 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament second round (lost to national runner-up Wheaton (Ill.))
  • 2013 OAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament National Semifinalist (lost to national champion William Smith (N.Y.))
  • 2013 OAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) Division III Women's Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2013 - One of 10 finalists for National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division III Coach of the Year

Capital University highlights under Kouns (2011-13)

  • NSCAA Team Academic Award - 2011, 2012, 2013 (3.41 team GPA)
  • 13 All-OAC selections
  • Seven OAC Players of the Year
  • Six NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selections
  • Two NSCAA All-Americans
  • One NSCAA Academic All-American
  • Recorded most wins in a season (19) in program history (2013)
  • Earned first win in NCAA Division III National Tournament (1-0 over MIAA champion Alma (Mich.) in 2011)
  • Earned first-ever NSCAA Division III national ranking (No. 22 on Sept. 17, 2013)
  • Earned first win in NCAA Division III Tournament second round (1-0 over No. 16 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
  • Earned first win in NCAA Division III Tournament Round of 16 (2-1 over No. 14 Thomas More (Ky.) College)
  • Earned first win in NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals (by shootout at No. 1 Washington (Mo.) University)
  • Earned first appearance in NCAA Division III Tournament national semifinals (1-0 loss to 2013 national champion William Smith (N.Y.) College)
  • Earned highest final national ranking in school history (No. 8 NSCAA/No. 9 D3soccer.com)

Kouns' overall career highlights (1999-2013)

  • Eight seasons as a head coach
  • Overall record: 88-71-16
  • 1999 - Union (Ky.) College - Mid-South Conference Tournament Champions
  • 1999 NAIA National Tournament Regionals (lost to national runner-up Transylvania (Ky.) University)
  • 2006 - Jacksonville University - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champions
  • 2006 NCAA Division I Tournament first round (lost to national semifinalist Florida State)

Kouns' additional coaching information

  • NCAA Division I associate head coach - University of Cincinnati (Big East Conference)
  • NCAA Division I assistant coach - University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League)
  • NCAA Division I assistant coach - Georgia State University (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • NCAA Division I assistant coach - Samford (Ala.) University (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A Licensed Coach
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma
  • U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Staff and NSCAA Coaching Education Staff
    • Provides U.S. Soccer Coaching YMI, YMII and D License Coaching Education at Capital
    • Provides NSCAA Advanced National and Premier License Diploma courses at Capital
  • USYSA Olympic Developemnt Program Coach: Region 1 and Region III Regional Staff
  • USYSA Olympic Development Program Head Coach: Georgia, Alabama, E. Pennsylvania and Ohio-South

Coach Kouns' contact information

 

Year School Overall Record Postseason Results
1999 Union (Ky.) College 15-9

MSC Tournament Champions

NAIA Regional Round of National Championships

2004 Jacksonville (Fla.) University 5-9-5 Atlantic Sun Tournament Semifinals
2005 Jacksonville (Fla.) University 8-10-3 Atlantic Sun Tournament Semifinals
2006 Jacksonville (Fla.) University 11-10-1

Atlantic Sun Tournament Champions

NCAA Division I Tournament Appearance

2007 Jacksonville (Fla.) University 7-12-1 Atlantic Sun Tournament Quarterfinals
2011 Capital University 13-8-2

OAC Tournament Champions

NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round

2012 Capital University 10-8-2 OAC Tournament Quarterfinals
2013 Capital University  19-5-2 

OAC Regular Season Co-Champions

OAC Tournament Champions

NCAA Division III Tournament National Semifinals

       
       
Totals   88-71-16