|Title:||Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development/Head Women's Soccer Coach/SWA/SAAC Advisor|
Kristin Cannon is entering her second season at the helm of the Johnson State women's soccer program. During the 2013-14 season Cannon and the Badgers finished 7-10 overall after falling to Me.-Farmington in the NAC quarterfinals.
In 2013 Cannon coached a NAC 1st Team All-Conference Player, two NAC All-Academic Honorees, and her team earned the NSCAA Team Ethics Award of Merit.
Prior to joining Johnson State Athletics, Cannon was a Graduate Assistant and Teaching Fellow at Springfield College in Springfield, MA where she helped coach the 2010 NEWMAC Regular Season and Conference Champions. The Pride duplicated their success as 2011 NEWMAC Regular Season Champions and reached the Conference Finals. Cannon helped guide the Pride to two NCAA Tournament bids and NSCAA National rankings in both 2010 and 2011. She was a member of the coaching staff that earned 2010 and 2011 NEWMAC Coach of the Year accolades.
In two years at Springfield, Cannon coached and mentored two NSCAA 1st Team All-Americans, a Conference Player of the Year, seven NSCAA All-Region players, nine NEWMAC All-Conference players, and 19 All-Academic players.
Cannon also served as the Assistant Coach at her alma mater, Division II Assumption College in Worcester, MA between 2008 and 2010, coaching an NSCAA All-Region player, seven NE-10 All-Conference players and 17 NE-10 Commissioner Honor Roll players.
Cannon has extensive experience at the club level with the FC Stars of MA, Fuller Hamlets Soccer Club, and currently coaches for Far Post Soccer Club. She is a Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Staff Member for the U-13 age group.
As a student-athlete, Cannon played for four years at Assumption College, graduating cum laude with a degree in Marketing in 2007. Cannon helped lead the Greyhounds to as high as #3 in the NCAA Division II national rankings and led them to a pair of NCAA Division II Tournament "Sweet 16" appearances and consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Finals. Cannon was a 1st Team All-Northeast-10 player and 1st Team NSCAA All-Region player as a junior. She was also a 1st Team All-Northeast-10 player, 2nd Team NSCAA All-Region player, and 2nd Team Northeast 10 All-Academic selection as a senior. She was named the recipient of Assumption’s Reverend Desautels Memorial Award as the premier female senior student-athlete. Cannon remains the all-time leader in Greyhound history for games played and is tied for games started.
Cannon played semi-professionally from 2003-2011 for the WPSL and W-League with stints for the Rhode Island Stingrays, Boston Renegades, Western Mass Pioneers, and New England Mutiny.
Cannon earned her Master's Degree in Sport Management from Springfield College in May, 2012 and also holds an NSCAA National Diploma and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.