Aug. 16, 2017
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer program announced on Tuesday that Kerri Casper will join its staff as director of women’s soccer operations.
Casper, a 2005 graduate of Penn State University, transitioned to the women’s soccer staff after serving as program coordinator in Notre Dame’s Student Welfare and Development Department. In her previous role, she facilitated the Rosenthal Leadership Academy, the OSCARS, NDCA and Summer Bridge Orientation.
Casper, who played soccer at Penn State from 2001-02, helped guide the Nittany Lions to Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships as well as appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals (2001) and College Cup (2002).
The former midfielder spent three seasons as varsity women’s soccer head coach in the Bald Eagle Area School District before moving to the South Bend area and becoming assistant women’s soccer coach at Penn High School, going undefeated and winning the state championship in 2016. During her stint at Penn, Casper also served as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Saint Mary’s College for one season.
Casper, who has five years of teaching experience, received her bachelor’s degree in special education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and currently is pursuing her Master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Kansas. Casper also graduated from Penn State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in crime, law and justice.
Hailing from Ridgewood, New Jersey, Casper currently resides in Granger with her husband Michael.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.