Aug. 17, 2012
STEPHENS COLLEGE WELCOMES
NEW HEAD COACHES
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Stephens College announces the addition of several new head coaches to the Stephens Athletic Department: Chris Duncan, Head Basketball Coach; Killian Kramer, Head Softball Coach; and Evelina Slatinska, Head Cross Country Coach.
Duncan spent the last eight years as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Columbia College, where he assisted the women’s basketball program to an overall record of 201 wins and 68 losses. He began his career with the team as a student assistant in 2004. Duncan earned his B.A. in History from Columbia College in 2007. He also owns his own construction company in Columbia.
Kramer previously was the first assistant softball coach at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for two years. She also will work at Stephens as an admissions counselor. Kramer earned a master’s degree in Higher Education in Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a B.A. in General Studies from Louisiana State University, where she played on the SEC softball team.
Slatinska most recently served as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. For her coaching skills, she was twice named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year (2008 and 2009). Between 2007-2010, Slatinska coached 10 NAIA Championship qualifiers, five All-American athletes, 11 All-Academic athletes and numerous runners who earned All-HAAC Conference honors. Before coaching, she had a highly decorated cross country and track career at Central Methodist that included five individual NAIA national titles. She has an M.Ed. and B.S. from Central Methodist and Bachelor of Marketing and Management from West University in Bulgaria.
In addition, Stephens welcomes the following first-time coaches: Xander Kennedy, Head Soccer Coach, who has been an Admissions Counselor for four years at Stephens; and Rose Obunaga, Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director, who will coach her first season with the Volleyball Stars this fall after joining the Stephens Athletic Department in March.
A member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Stephens participates in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Athletic scholarships are available.
Stephens College, established in 1833, is historically committed to meeting the changing needs of women. Stephens prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world, and engages lifelong learners in an educational experience characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression and professional practice.
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