Longino Named Iowa Soccer Assistant Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Katelyn Longino has been named an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program, head coach Dave DiIanni announced Monday. 


Longino joins the Hawkeyes following coaching stints at Valparaiso, Xavier, and Columbus State.


"Katelyn is someone I have had the pleasure knowing for several years," said DiIanni. "We first connected while she was an assistant under Jay Enlich at Columbus State and I have always been impressed by her work ethic and professionalism.


"She will be a great addition to our staff both on and off the field and she will be a great mentor for our young women."


Longino spent the 2017 season with the Crusaders in their first season in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Valpo won nine games and finished 3-4 in MVC play.  She spent the 2016 season at Xavier, helping the Musketeers to seven wins.


"I am excited and honored to join the Hawkeye community," said Longino. "Coach DiIanni and coach (Rade) Tanaskovic are building an incredible program and it's a privilege to join their team."


Longino played as a freshman at Columbus State, helping the team to 18 wins and a berth in the NCAA Division II Sweet 16.  From there, she transitioned into coaching, serving as a student assistant for two seasons, helping guide CSU to a 21-1-1 record and an Elite Eight appearance in 2014. 


In her final year at Columbus State, Longino served as an intern in the athletics department, working directly with women's soccer as the team won 22 matches and reached the national championship match.


Longino, who holds a USSF "D" coaching license, has held coaching positions with the Ohio Elite Soccer Association, CFC Red Star, and Columbus Youth Soccer. She graduated from Columbus State in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and she received her master's degree in coaching education and athlete development from Xavier in 2018.


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