Katie Hultin joins the Illini soccer staff following a five-year stint with the Seattle University women's soccer team. Hultin's main duties as goalkeeper coach include mentoring and training Illinois' goalkeepers.
Hultin, who was responsible for training the Seattle U goalkeepers individually and at team training sessions, helped the Redhawks reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 following Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season and tournament championships. Her goalkeepers turned in a 1.00 goals against average or better in all five of her seasons at Seattle, highlighted by a 0.84 average in 2013. Her other duties on staff included designing and implementing a training program for the SU keepers to maintain their fitness and continue to improve in the offseason.
A 2005 graduate of Washington State, Hultin was a four-year letterwinner in goal for the Cougars and left her mark in the WSU record book. When she graduated, she ranked first in shutouts (21), second in saves (248), and third all-time in wins (23). During that time she garnered numerous accolades, including being named a three-time All-Pacific 10 honoree, and Washington State's team MVP in 2004 and Most Inspirational from 2003-05. Hultin helped lead the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament in 2003.
Her playing experience also includes professional stints with the W-League's Arizona Heatwave, Mile High Mustangs and most recently the Seattle Sounders. She also participated in the 2009 WPS preseason. The Denver, Colo., native also boasts Olympic Development experience, as she was a member of the Colorado State team and Region IV team from 1997-2001.
Hultin also was the Girls Coaching Director at FC Alliance and on Region IV ODP staff. She currently holds her USSF A License.