BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Head Coach of CSU Bakersfield's women's soccer team, Sebastian Vecchio, has announced an addition to his staff as Kate McArthur who is now signed on as Assistant Coach of the Roadrunners.
"I am extremely pleased to add Coach McArthur to our program," said Vecchio. "Her passion for the game and desire to mentor student-athletes, on and off the field, makes her the perfect fit for our program."
Vecchio went on to describe what McArthur brings to the `Runners: "Kate's experience as a player, assistant coach, and head coach at the NCAA level will elevate this program the minute she steps on campus. She will be an invaluable resource for our athletic department as a whole."
McArthur comes to Bakersfield with a total of nine years of collegiate coaching experience. She spent the past four seasons as Head Coach over the women's soccer team at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. McArthur helped turn the Big Blue around, leading the squad to an 8-8-1 record in 2016, its best performance since 2010.
Before Millikin, McArthur was the Associate Head Coach at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. The squad went 4-14 in her first year but finished 9-9-1 at the end of her third and last season with the Warriors.
McArthur got her collegiate coaching start at Bemidji State in Minnesota, where she was an assistant coach. She was also a Club Trainer for the Valley Soccer Academy in West Virginia. McArthur holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and an NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 and 2 License.
During her summers, McArthur has been a member of the Senior Staff at the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy. She also was a founder of the Rising Star Soccer Camp, which she co-owned her with brother.
Before earning a Master of Science in Sport Studies from Bemidji State, McArthur graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Davis and Elkins College. While playing at D&E, she earned All-Conference honors three times and was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2005.