Corey Holton joined the Vassar College staff as the head women's soccer coach in the spring of 2014.
Holton led the Brewers to their third straight winning season in 2014, compiling an 8-6-3 record during her first season in Poughkeepsie. Holton coached two All-Liberty League selections in her inaugural season, while the Brewers also earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award in the fall of 2014.
Holton, who is a 2005 graduate of Elmira College, comes to Poughkeepsie after a season at Division I University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. As a member of the Fighting Irish staff, Holton served as the recruiting coordinator while helping lead the Irish to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. She also assisted in signing 11 prospects, including six with US National Team experience.
Previous to her work at Notre Dame, Holton was the head women’s soccer coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from June 2012 through June 2013. At WPI, she oversaw all aspects of the program, while eight athletes of hers earned All-Academic NEWMAC honors.
Before WPI, Holton served as the head coach at Concordia University in Texas for three seasons. Holton still stands as the program’s all-time winningest coach at Concordia, as her term culminated with a 14-6 record in 2011 and an American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year honor. Holton’s coaching career began back in 2006, as she was an assistant coach at Greensboro College for three years. Holton served as recruiting coordinator, and helped guide the Pride to a record-breaking 14-4-1 season in 2007.
Holton also has club and youth coaching experience, as she has held stints with Dynamo Juniors of Central Texas, South Texas Youth Soccer Association and Piedmont Triad Football Club. She holds a United States Soccer Federation “C” License, while already belonging to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
While at Elmira as an undergraduate, Holton was a four-year varsity player and two-year captain for the Soaring Eagles, helping lead EC to a 42-27-5 record. She also served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president for multiple years, and was the Empire 8 SAAC liaison as well. Holton obtained her masters in science in sport studies from High Point University in December of 2008.