Stephanie Kot grew up in Lindenhurst and would go on to become a soccer star at St. John The Baptist High School in West Islip.
The Long Island native is now heading to Laurinburg, N.C., where she will serve as the next head coach of the St. Andrews University women’s soccer team.
Kot joins the Knights from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) where she was a member of the coaching staff since 2012. She served as head coach for four years and as an assistant coach for two seasons.
During her head coaching tenure at WVU Tech, the Golden Bears won the River States Conference “Defender of the Year” honor from 2015 to 2018. The team also garnered the “Player of the Year” honor in 2017.
She finished her tenure at WVU Tech with a record of 25-22-13. This included a historical season in 2015 when the women’s soccer team finished the season 14-6, the most wins since 2007.
Prior to her time with the Knights, Kot was the head coach at Mountain State University during the 2011-12 season. She has also coached youth club teams and at the high school level.
As a college player, Kot attended Marshall University on a soccer scholarship. She was a four-year starter at center back. Kot holds a degree in Business Management and has a Masters in Adult & Technical Education.