LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Scott Davidson announced the hiring of former Tennessee Tech University player Kalyn Pruett as a full-time assistant coach.
Pruett served the last three seasons as head coach at St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville, creating the game schedule, designed and implemented practice plans, and organized and technical skills training.
As a player the Nashville, Tennessee, native played a big role for the Golden Eagles the moment she arrived at Tennessee Tech. She started every single match from her sophomore year on netting six career goals, one assist, and four game-winning goals.
She shined on the defensive end, earning one Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2015 anchoring the defense that allowed just one goal that week. Pruett was named team captain her junior and senior year as well as was an NCAA Division I Scholar-Athlete.
"I'm excited to have her on board, she is going to bring a lot of energy and knowledge to the program," Davidson said. "Kalyn's ability to teach as well as her passion for developing student-athletes both on and off the field is a perfect fit for us."
Pruett holds a class “F” and "E" coaching license with the US Soccer Federation.
Pruett earned her bachelor’s of science in exercise science, physical education, and wellness from Tennessee Tech in 2017. She received a master's in physical education, curriculum, and instruction from Tennessee State University in 2020.