Head Coach Kat Conner
Kat Conner has established not just a soccer program at Texas State University; rather, she has built a legacy. Currently in her 20th season as the leader of the Bobcats, Conner has won five regular-season conference championships, five conference tournaments and has led Texas State to the NCAA Tournament five times. Six players earned All-SBC honors with five (Chandler Cooney, Kaylee Davis, Rachel Grout, Kassi Hormuth and Heather Martin) being selected to the first team and Jordan Kondikoff named to the second team. The five first team selections tied the school record for all-conference selections set in 2008. Taking home specialty awards were Davis (Newcomer of the Year) and Hormuth (Offensive Player of the Year). Conner has been selected conference Coach of the Year four times in her career, with back to back nods from the Sun Belt Conference to close out both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. In the classroom, all members of the Bobcat soccer team recorded a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2017 Fall semester. Grout became only the second player in program history to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American when she was selected to the third team. Both Genesis Turman and Cooney were CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Second Team honorees as well. At the 25th annual Bobcat Academic Excellence
Awards, 15 players were Star of Excellence recipients for a 4.0 semester GPA during the 2017 spring and/or fall semester, seven received Academic Achievement certificates for a 3.5 or higher semester GPA and Grout was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In addition to coaching at Texas State, Conner has been involved with developing Texas youth soccer. She has been a member of the coaching staff for the Region III Olympic Development Program and served as the coach for the South Texas U16 team.
Conner was added to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy staff in 2018 and served as a member of the 2011 NCAA Central Ranking Committee during the season. She has served on on the NSCAA Central Ranking Committee since 2009, chairing the committee in 2011.
Coach Conner holds the highly regarded USSF “A” License, as well as the U.S. Soccer Goalkeeping License and NSCAA Premier License.
Before founding the Texas State women’s soccer program, Conner helped build Texas A&M women’s soccer as its first assistant coach. Conner, a native of Irving, Texas, graduated from Nimitz High School and played collegiately at both Hardin-Simmons University and Pacific Lutheran University.