Katie Hultin was added the Oregon soccer coaching staff in February 2016 after spending the previous two seasons with the University of Illinois program.
During the 2016 season, the program finished 8-10-2 overall with a 6-5 record at home. The season was the program's best in four years, matching the 8-10-2 finish. The Ducks closed the regular season with 26 goals, the most since the 2010 season (29).
The Ducks also earned three Pac-12 weekly honors in the 2016 season. Caitlyn Wong was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week twice and Maryn Beutler earned the conference's Offensive Player of the Week after back-to-back game-winning goals in Oregon's weekend sweep over Arizona (1-0) and Arizona State (4-0).
At the conclusion of the season, Marissa Everett earned Pac-12 honorable mention honors.
In goal, Katelyn Carter, Halla Hinriksdóttir and Lauren Holden combined for 63 saves throughout the season with a save percentage of 0.708% and a record of 8-92. In the goals against average (GAA), the keepers combined for 19.
While with the Fighting Illini, Hultin's main duties included mentoring and training the goalkeepers. She will continue to work on the defensive side with the Ducks as she oversees the defense and goalkeepers.
In 2013, the year before Hultin joined the Illinois staff, the goalkeeper allowed 50 goals and only recorded one shut-out. Then in 2014, after working with Hultin, the keeper shut-out the opponent six times and drastically cut the number of goals allowed to 19. That performance continued in 2015 as the goalkeeper produced four shut-outs and only allowed 21 goals for a 1.11 goals against average.
Hultin has roots in the Pacific Northwest as she was a member of the Seattle U coaching staff for five years prior to joining the Illini. While at SU, she was responsible for training the goalkeepers and helped the Redhawks reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 after they won both the regular season and conference tournament in the Western Athletic Conference. During her tenue with the Redhawks, Hultin's keepers turned in a 1.00 goals against average or better in each season and sported a 0.84 gaa in 2013.
Hultin is familiar with the Pac-12 as she was a four-year letter winner at Washington State. While with the Cougs, she was a stand-out player who left her mark on the record book. When she graduated in 2005, Hultin was ranked first in shutouts (21), second in saves (248) and third in all-time wins with 23. She was a three-time All Pac-10 honoree and named her team's most valuable player in 2004 and the most inspirational player from 2003-05. Her team advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2003.
Hultin also has professional experience as she was a member of the W-League's Arizona Heatwave, Mile High Mustangs and most recently the Seattle Sounders. She also participated in the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) pre-season.
Hultin originally hails from Denver, Colo. and she was a member of the Colorado State ODP team and Region IV team from 1997-2001.
Her coaching experience also includes being the Girls’ Coaching Director at FC Alliance and on the Region IV ODP staff. She currently holds her USFF A License.