Kristin Shaw enters her second year as an assistant coach for the Villanova women's soccer team in 2015-16 after being hired by head coach Fran Kulas in January, 2014.
Shaw comes to Villanova after serving as the head women's soccer coach at Smith College in Massachusetts from 2011-14, where she also taught as a professor for Philosophy and Ethics of Sport. Prior to becoming head coach at Smith, Shaw was the associate head women's soccer coach at the State University of New York at Albany for one season and was promoted to that role from assistant coach after five seasons.
In addition to her extensive ODP Regional Team and collegiate coaching experience, Shaw has served as General Manager and Head Coach of the New England Mutiny WPSL semi-professional team and her playing career included time in the WPSL with the New England Mutiny and the Colorado Springs Sabers. She holds the NSCAA Advanced National and State Goalkeeping Coaching Diplomas.
Shaw is a 2000 graduate of the University of Washington where she lettered in soccer and earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Composition. She received her master's degree in finance from the University of Colorado in 2004.