Kristin Eggert joined Montreat College as assistant women’s soccer coach in January 2019 from Liberty University where she formerly served as the goalkeeper coach since June 2015.
“I am extremely grateful to welcome a coach of Kristin’s stature to the program. Kristin has proven her abilities to positively impact the teams she is a part of, both as a player and as a coach. She operates with integrity, faith, and the highest of character. Her relational strengths enhance her skills in whole-person player development,” said Coach Murphy.
While at Liberty, Eggert helped guide goalkeeper Holly Van Noord to multiple honors including All-Conference 1st Team, Big South Conference Player of the Year, All-Region 2nd team, and BSC and Liberty record holder for shutouts (41).
Eggert served as an assistant coach of the Haitian Women's National Team for three years prior to Liberty. During that time, she was instrumental in helping the U-17 team earn its first ever CONCACAF Championship point with a 1-1 draw against tournament champion Mexico. The following year, the squad snagged third place in the Caribbean Cup, going 2-0 in the Caribbean qualifiers and winning its respective group without allowing a single goal.
Eggert began her coaching career as an assistant women's soccer coach at Carthage during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The Lady Reds reached the championship game of the 2013 CCIW tournament after advancing past No. 20 Illinois Wesleyan on penalty kicks in the semifinals.
In addition to her coaching experience, Eggert holds prestigious credentials such as a USSF B license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and NSCAA Professional Development Certificate alongside being named in the NSCAA’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.
Before she began her coaching career, Eggert played professionally in Norway in 2010 and 2011. She competed on the 2010 Donn Toppfotball team in Norway's Toppserien, which is the highest level of women's soccer in Norway. The following year, Eggert joined Amazon Grimstad FK and helped the team achieve its best Toppserien finish in club history.
The Glen Ellyn, Ill. native attended Wheaton College where she was a goalkeeper for the Thunder's 2004-07 soccer teams. While there, Eggert played on three NCAA Division III national-championship squads, including back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. She was twice named to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship all-tournament team, and she also set a postseason record for not allowing a single goal in NCAA tournament play. Eggert graduated from Wheaton in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies.
"I would like to thank President Maurer, Athletic Director Larios, and Coach Murphy for the opportunity to serve with the women's soccer program. It is extremely exciting to hear about the Kingdom work already underway, and I cannot wait to join in,” said Coach Eggert.