Kristin Eggert joined the Liberty women's soccer program as the Lady Flames' goalkeeper coach in June 2015.
Eggert, who was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's 30 under 30 program, brings a strong foundation of international and collegiate coaching experience to the program. Among her credentials, Eggert also holds a USSF B license and a NSCAA Premier Diploma.
In her first season working with the program's netminders, Eggert was instrumental in guiding decorated goalkeeper Holly Van Noord to 10 shutouts en route to Big South All-Conference second team and NSCAA All-Region third team honors. Van Noord's stellar play in the 2015 Big South Championship allowed Liberty to capture its record-tying fifth Big South Championship. Overall, the Lady Flames finished the year first in the conference in total saves (128) and second in shutouts (11) and goals-against average (0.93).
Eggert made her way to Liberty after serving as an assistant coach of the Haitian Women's National Team for the past three years. During her time with the program, Eggert was instrumental in helping guide the U-17 team to its first ever CONCACAF Championship point with a 1-1 draw versus tournament champion Mexico.
The following year, the national team participated in the Caribbean Cup, grabbing third place with a 4-1 record. The Haitian squad also went 2-0 in the Caribbean qualifiers, winning its respective group without allowing a single goal. Haiti finished the year with an international record of 6-5-1.
Along with her international coaching experience, Eggert was also an assistant women's soccer coach at Carthage during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. After a tough 2012 campaign, the Lady Reds turned things around in 2013, going 13-5-1 overall and 5-2 in conference play. Carthage reached the championship game of the CCIW tournament after advancing past No. 20 Illinois Wesleyan on penalty kicks in the semifinals.
Prior to her coaching stints, Eggert played professionally in Norway in 2010 and 2011. She competed on the 2010 Donn Toppfotball team in Norway's Toppserien (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.
A native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Eggert attended Wheaton College (Ill.). She was a goalkeeper for the Thunder's 2004-07 soccer teams and 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 (Ill.) in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies.