DePauw Names Corona Head Women's Soccer Coach

DePauw Names Corona Head Women's Soccer Coach

Story Courtesy of DePauw Sports Information Department

Kristina Corona, previously a head coach at University of Dallas and Austin College and an assistant at Florida Southern, has been named DePauw head women's soccer coach.

"We are excited to welcome Kristina to DePauw and to our athletics staff," said Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics.

"The candidate pool was very talented and Kristina showed that she was very passionate about soccer and is thrilled to be working with students that strive for excellence both in the classroom and on the field. Kristina's experience as a head coach at both Dallas and Austin give her great experience to take on the role at DePauw."

Corona, a 2009 Tulsa University graduate, served as head coach at Dallas for three seasons with a 30-26-4 record. Prior to her arrival, the Crusaders had won a combined seven games in the previous three seasons. Conrona's teams finished 7-11-1, 11-7-2 and 12-8-1. The second winningest coach in program history, Corona was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2012.

From there, she stayed in the SCAC to coach four seasons at Austin in Sherman, Texas. Her Kangaroos teams compiled a 20-37-3 mark.

In 2014, she was recognized by the then National Soccer Coaches Association in their "30 Under 30" program and was an NSCAA Class of 2015 Rising Star honoree.

In the spring of 2016, Corona moved on to NCAA Division II Florida Southern College where she served as an assistant coach for the 2016 season. Since then she has served as a professional coach in Iceland.

Cornona earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Tulsa and is working toward a Master of Arts in Teaching from Florida Southern. As a student-athlete athlete, Corona played three years at Tulsa before her career was cut short by injury. During her time with the Golden Hurricane she was a member of the Conference USA All-Academic Team.

She also played two seasons and served as an assistant coach for the Fort Worth Panthers in the Women's Premiere Soccer League, and holds a United States Soccer Federation National "B" coaching license