Yon Struble
Yon Struble
  • Title:
    Head Coach
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  • Previous College:
    Stetson, '95
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Elementary Education
  • Graduate School:
    Georgia State, '05
  • Master's Degree:
    Arts in Reading Education
  • Overall Record:
    161-58-26 (14 years)
  • Record at CMU:
    161-58-26 (14 years)


Yon Struble’s 14-year tenure as the head women’s soccer coach at Carnegie Mellon University has produced nine double-digit win seasons, 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament, and a history-making run to the NCAA Championship national semifinal in 2019.

The 2023 team earned the program's first national number ranking where they stood for two weeks during the season. They recorded 13 shutouts and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in program history. Graduate student Caitlynn Owens helped lead the defense and was named an All-American by United Soccer Coaches while two other earned All-Region accolades.

Major Team Highlights

  • Earned program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in third year with the program
  • NCAA Tournament appearances in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Advanced past first and second round of NCAA Tournament in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Won UAA Championship in 2014 and 2015
  • Seasons in National Rankings: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Number 1 in National Rankings: 2023

Major Player Highlights

  • Eight All-America honors by six players from United Soccer Coaches
  • Seven All-America honors by seven players from D3soccer.com
  • 29 All-Region honors by 17 players
  • Three Defensive Players of the Year awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference
  • Two Rookie of the Year awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference
  • Three UAA Rookies of the Year; 18 UAA First Team selections

Career Highlights

  • Won 100th career game in 2018 (ninth season)
  • Career record of 161-58-26 – a .710 winning percentage
  • UAA Coach of the Year – 2012
  • United Soccer Coaches Regional Coach of the Year – 2012
  • ECAC Coach of the Year – 2015, 2019
  • Women’s US Deaf National Soccer Team Head Coach – 2011-2013
    • Led to the World Championship at Deaf World Cup in Ankara, Turkey, in 2012
    • Defeated Russia for the second straight year to win gold medal in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2013
  • Assistant women’s soccer coach at Western Carolina University in 2009
  • Spent six years working with teams at Norcross Soccer Academy (NSA) in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as the Girls Technical Director
  • Assistant women’s soccer coach at Georgia State University from 2002-05
  • Staff member for Georgia Olympic Development Program (ODP) for seven years – took 2005 team to ODP National Championships where they finished third
  • United States Youth Soccer National Girls Competitive Coach of the Year in 2008
  • Assistant women’s soccer coach at Union College from 1998-2002
  • Worked as a staff member for Eastern New York ODP working with various ages for five years
  • Coaching certifications: USSF A License, NSCAA Premier National Diploma

Playing Career

  • Played at Division I Stetson University
  • Played in Empire State Games, winning the gold medal in 1996
  • Played professionally for the New York Capital District Alleycats of the USISL from 1997 to 1999