BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN ATHLETICS) —
Birmingham-Southern College Director of Athletics named former assistant coach Katelyn Geddings the new women’s soccer head coach. Geddings is the fourth coach in the NCAA Division III era and eighth all-time in program history.
“I am very honored to accept this new position,” said Geddings. “I have dreamed of this day since I was a little girl sitting up on the hill watching the men’s program and then when the women’s program started I set my dreams pretty high to become an assistant and eventually become a head coach one day so that dream finally coming true have been absolutely outstanding.”
She joined the women’s soccer coaching staff full-time in August of 2016 after working as a volunteer goalkeeper coach. Geddings’ goalkeepers have averaged a .781 save percentage since her start on the Hilltop. Under Geddings, Blakley Jones, a two-time all-conference goalkeeper, finished her second collegiate season with a .862 save percentage and holds a career goals against average of 1.27.
Since the spring of 2018, Geddings has been the Homewood High School junior varsity head coach and has assisted the varsity team. She helped the varsity to the 6A Girls State title in 2019 with a 19-1 overall season record. The team went undefeated in the non-tournament season and her goalkeeper was named the most valuable player of the state tournament.
Geddings was a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater Jacksonville State University before coming to BSC. She helped JSU to a third place ranking in the Ohio Valley conference and her goalkeepers allowed just 26 goals and earned a .789 save percentage.
She was also an assistant coach at Sewanee in 2014, where she helped lead the team to a 13-6 overall record and her goalkeepers led the conference with a .729 save percentage. Her coaching experience includes helping lead the Fusion Futbol Club to numerous tournament championships across two seasons as an assistant coach. She was also an instructor at the Preston Goldfarb Soccer Camp.
A 2013 graduate of JSU with a degree in psychology and minor in coaching, Geddings was a two-year starter for the Gamecocks, earning three Goalkeeper of the Week honors. She ranked second nationally in saves, led the conference for two years with most saves, and was named second-team all-conference during her playing career. In 2017, Geddings earned her Master’s degree in sports management from JSU