WSOC: Balogun steps down as TSU Soccer Coach

Balogun steps down as TSU Soccer Coach

Lady Tigers were 31-13-6 in league play during Balogun’s five-year tenure

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After five years at the helm of the Texas Southern University women’s soccer program, Kathryn Balogun has stepped down from the post to become the new women’s soccer coach at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Under Balogun's leadership, the Lady Tigers became a perennial contender on the field with marks of improvement in each ensuing year. Texas Southern posted a 31-13-6 record during play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, whileadvancing to the league tournament every year.

In each of the last two years, TSU lost to the eventual tournament champion on penalty kicks in the SWAC semifinals.

Texas Southern finished 8-1-1 in league play in 2016 and followed a 6-3-1 mark in conference play during the 2017 campaign with a 6-2-2 in league play this past season, finishing third in the standings.

The Lady Tigers achieved the highest RPI in school history and posted school records for shutouts, goals scored and assists during the Balogun era. Additionally, Balogun coached multiple All-SWAC players, including midfielder Marlyn Campa (2015), defender Briana Norwood (2017 & 2018) and midfielder Kayla Smith (2017). In 2017, goalkeeper Tammy

Syron was named the SWAC Freshman of the Year.

Off the field, Balogun worked to elevate the Tigers' team grade point average more than a full point to 3.3 while graduating 100 percent of her student athletes.

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