Katelyn Geddings is entering her fourth year as head coach of the Birmingham-Southern women’s soccer program after being named head coach by Athletics Director Kyndall Waters in the summer of 2019. Geddings is the fourth coach in the NCAA Division III era and eighth all-time in program history.
She joined the women’s soccer coaching staff full-time in August of 2016 after working as a volunteer goalkeeper coach. She led the Panthers to a 9-5-3 finish in her first season, and a 9-2-2 record in 2020-21. In 2020-21 the Panthers finished second in the regular season and made it to the conference tournament semifinals. Geddings has had 17 All-Southern Athletic Association Team selections during her tenure. In 2019, BSC had four student-athletes named to the All-Southern Athletic Association Team, highlighted by freshman Gabby Bernal being named SAA Newcomer of the Year. In 2020-21, BSC had 7 All-Southern Athletic Association Team selections and saw Senior Abby Kay Choate be named SAA Co-Woman of the Year.
During the spring of 2018 and 2019, Geddings has been the Homewood High School junior varsity head coach and has assisted the varsity team. She helped the varsity to the 6A Girls State title in 2019 with a 19-1 overall season record. The team went undefeated in the non-tournament season and her goalkeeper was named the most valuable player of the state tournament.
Geddings was a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater Jacksonville State University (JSU) before coming to BSC. She helped JSU to a third place ranking in the Ohio Valley conference and her goalkeepers allowed just 26 goals and earned a .789 save percentage.
She was also an assistant coach at Sewanee in 2014, where she helped lead the team to a 13-6 overall record and her goalkeepers led the conference with a .729 save percentage. Her coaching experience includes helping lead the Fusion Futbol Club to numerous tournament championships across two seasons as an assistant coach. She was also an instructor at the Preston Goldfarb Soccer Camp.
A 2013 graduate of JSU with a degree in psychology and minor in coaching, Geddings was a two-year starter for the Gamecocks, earning three Goalkeeper of the Week honors. She ranked second nationally in saves, led the conference for two years with most saves, and was named second-team all-conference during her playing career. In 2017, Geddings earned her Master’s degree in sports management from JSU.