Kat Crump is in her first season as a member of the Paladin women’s soccer staff after arriving at Furman in July.
“We are thrilled to add Kat Crump to our staff and believe she is a great fit for Furman University,” said Furman head coach Andrew Burr at the time of her hiring. “Kat brings a wealth of knowledge to our program from her time as a player and as a coach on the collegiate and club levels.”
Crump, who will assist in all aspects of the program while training the Paladins’ goalkeepers, comes to Furman after serving as an assistant coach during the 2017 season at Jacksonville University. She also worked with the goalkeepers at Jacksonville Armada FC during her time in Florida.
“I’m honored to be able to become a part of the Furman family,” said Crump. “Coach Burr and Coach Raymer have created an accomplished program and I look forward to being able to contribute to the future of Furman women’s soccer.”
The former goalkeeper was a four-year starter at Regis University in Denver, Colo., prior to her time at JU, starting 60 career games in between the posts for the Rangers. Crump posted 35 wins, a 1.15 goals against average and recorded 19 shutouts during her collegiate career.
In addition to her playing career, she also spent time on the sidelines, helping to coach the Real Colorado and Real Edge club soccer programs in the Denver area.
Crump earned her bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Regis in 2017, and is currently pursuing a masters in sport management.
She is originally from Huntsville, Ala., and attended Huntsville High School.