Katie Robinson enters her first season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Capital University.
Robinson was a three-year letter winner for Capital, competing from 2007-09. One of the most decorated players in program history, Robinson earned 2008 Ohio Athletic Conference Forward of the Year accolades and was a three-time All-OAC and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honoree. She led the Crusaders to the OAC Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2007, the most recent for the Crusaders prior to the team’s 2011 league tournament title.
“I am thrilled that we are fortunate enough to have Katie come back home and help the next generation of Crusaders work to attain the level of success that she enjoyed,” Kouns said. “She is a tireless worker, a fierce competitor and I know that she will bring a true passion for Capital University and the women’s soccer program. Katie will be the perfect addition to the program as we work to regain our championship form from a year ago.”
During her three seasons, Capital amassed an impressive 38-19-6 overall record and went 18-9-0 in conference play. Prior to joining Capital, Robinson spent her freshman year (2006) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In her first season of collegiate action she helped lead the 49ers to an Atlantic 10 Conference championship as the team posted a 12-5-3 overall record.
Robinson returns to Capital after spending the past two years as the lead assistant at Goucher (Md.) College. In 2012, Robinson helped guide the Gophers to the best record in program history, a 12-4-2 finish. During her time at Goucher, she helped produce five All-Landmark Conference and two NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic Region selections. In addition to her coaching duties at Goucher, Robinson earned her master’s in athletic administration & leadership and a certification from the National Board of Certification as an athletic trainer.
Outside of her work with the Gopher women’s soccer program, Robinson has also been very busy expanding her horizons and her coaching ability. A United States Soccer Federation D Licensed coach, Robinson is currently the assistant coach for the Maryland Olympic Development Program (ODP) U-17 team, which visits the USYSA Region I Regional camp this summer at the University of Rhode Island. Katie is also a head coach for the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) U-16 Girls soccer team in Maryland and a residential camp director for the Columbus Crew Youth Soccer Camps here in Columbus.