OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Tati Korba, a veteran with 15 years coaching at the collegiate level, has been named head women's soccer coach at Stevenson University, Director of Athletics Brett Adams announced Monday. Korba, who becomes the ninth head coach in program history, has spent the last 12 years as head coach of the Goucher College women's soccer program. She begins her tenure on July 3.
"I would like to thank Brett Adams, (Director of Soccer) Graeme Millar and the rest of the search committee for this opportunity and for their generous time during the hiring process. Everyone that I have met at Stevenson has been so welcoming, and it became immediately obvious to me that there is a tremendous amount of pride in Stevenson University and the athletic department," said Korba.
"I have been fortunate to have known and worked with Graeme for many years and he has established Stevenson women's soccer as one of the strongest programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. I could not be more excited to join the Mustang family, to work alongside Graeme and the dedicated professionals in the department, and to continue and build upon the tradition of excellence that exists in the women's soccer program."
"We are excited that Tati will be joining us to lead our women's soccer program," said Adams. "I want to thank Graeme for all of his hard work in leading the search for our next women's soccer coach, and I believe that in Tati Korba, we have an experienced, veteran leader who can build upon the success that our women's soccer program has enjoyed under his leadership."
"What stood out to myself and the rest of the search committee during the interview process was Tati's passion and drive to take leadership of a successful program and make them better to compete every year in the NCAA Tournament," said Millar, who guided the women's soccer program from 2007 until this past fall before being named Stevenson's Director of Soccer and taking over as head coach of the Mustang men's soccer program. "She greatly values leadership and team culture and Tati will be an outstanding leader for this program. I am excited to place the program in her hands and to work with her moving forward."
Korba has served as head women's soccer coach at Goucher since 2005, becoming the program's winningest coach as she made the Gophers competitive in the Landmark Conference. In 2012, Goucher tied the school record for victories in a season with a 12-4-2 mark. During her tenure at Goucher, Korba coached 15 All-Conference selections, three NSCAA All-Region nominees and the 2011 Landmark Freshman of the Year.
Joining Goucher's staff in 2005 as a part-time head coach, Korba was elevated to full-time status prior to the 2007 season, the first full-time head coach in program history. In 2015, Korba was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics, overseeing outdoor athletic facilities and game management as well as handling external facility requests.
Korba began her collegiate coaching career at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. as an assistant during the 2001 season before being elevated to head coach for the 2002 campaign. As head coach, she guided the Thoroughbreds to their first winning campaign in six years. Korba also has semi-professional playing and coaching experience with the Maryland Pride of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), playing from 2003-05 before serving as head coach for the 2006 season.
A standout forward from 1996-99 at William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y., Korba earned Second Team All-America honors as a senior and was also the 1999 Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA, now Liberty League) Player of the Year. The Herons reached the NCAA tournament in each of her four seasons and reached the Division III championship game in 1997. Korba graduated from Hobart and William Smith in 2000 with a degree in Psychology.
Korba also serves as director of the Premier 125 Girls Soccer Academy and is the chair of the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-America committee. She and her husband Don have two daughters, Riley and Taylor.