Crystal Dye is entering her second year as the head coach of the Oilers women's soccer team in 2013.
In her first year as a head coach at Findlay, Dye posted an 8-9-1 mark. The Oilers qualified for the GLIAC Tournament, but were upended by Ferris State in the first round.
In 2011, Dye served as the associate head coach and returned to the Oilers coaching staff after a one-year stint as the head coach at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
Dye began her head coaching career at the University of Pitt-Johnstown, where she also served as the head track coach. During her three years at Pitt-Johnstown, Dye was responsible for starting the women’s soccer program for the Mountain Cats, recording a 4-8 record in their first season. In her second season at the helm, Dye’s squad achieved a 12-3-1 mark while also earning the title of the number one scoring team in the nation in NCAA DII.
Dye moved on from UPJ to Urbana University in the 2008-09 season after amassing a 24-14-1 record in her three years with the Mountain Cats. While at Urbana, Dye guided the Blue Knights to an 8-8 season in the University’s first year playing NCAA DII Schools. She then returned to the University of Findlay, where she served as an assistant coach from 2001-2003, and again for the 2009-10 season.
As an athlete, Dye competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association at Olivet College. While at Olivet, Dye was a three time first team all-MIAA selection. She was also named second team all-conference once and was a four-time team MVP.
Dye also played a season for the semi-professional Kalamazoo Quest soccer team out of Kalamazoo, Michigan and was inducted into the Olivet Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.
She is also the director of coaching for the girl’s Charleston Chaos Soccer Club, a position she has held for the last year.
Dye received her B.A. in Health and Physical Education and Recreation from Olivet College in 1999 and her Master’s in Education in 2003 from the University of Findlay. She also holds her USSF “B” Coaching License.