Tiffany Crooks completed her sixth season as the head women's soccer coach at Case Western Reserve in 2012. Crooks was named to her post on May 25, 2007 as just the fifth women's soccer head coach in school history.
Over the past several seasons, Crooks has built Case Western Reserve into one of the premier programs in the NCAA Great Lakes Region.
This past season, the team achieved the highest national ranking in program history when it earned the No. 13 spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III Poll.
In 2011, the Spartans won a school-record 13 matches (13-4-3 overall) and earned the first-ever national ranking and NCAA Tournament berth in program history, serving as hosts of the NCAA Championship Tournament First and Second Rounds. For their efforts, Crooks and her assistants were tabbed as the University Athletic Association Coaching Staff of the Year for the second time in three seasons. The head coach was also tabbed Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association Division III Coach of the Year. Overall, Crooks’ program produced seven All-UAA selections as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association All-American and Scholar All-American in junior midfielder Kendra Simmons.
In six seasons, Crooks has compiled an overall record of 53-46-12 with 39 wins over the past four seasons. Prior to 2011’s school-record campaign, the Spartans posted back-to-back nine-win seasons including a 9-6-3 mark in 2009 – the program’s first winning season since 2003. For their efforts, Crooks and her staff were awarded UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
In her six years at CWRU, Crooks has coached 32 All-UAA selections, while her team has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award all six seasons.
A native of Mansfield, Ohio and a graduate of Lexington High School, Crooks spent the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons at Xavier University. Prior to her time at XU, she was an assistant coach at The College of Wooster for three seasons (2002-04).
In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Crooks has a USSF "C" License (2003) and is a Women's Coaches' Academy graduate (Atlanta-2008). She was a staff coach for Liederkranz Mid-Ohio United Soccer Club in Mansfield (1999-2003), Pennine United Soccer Club in Wooster (2003-05) and Cincinnati United Premier (2005-07).
As a player, Crooks was a four-year starting goalkeeper at NCAA Division II Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. She was a first-team Verizon Academic All-American in 2001. Also during her career, the Eagles compiled a 68-9-3 record, captured four conference titles and made four consecutive NCAA playoff appearances, including a berth in the 1998 Final Four. Crooks finished her career with a school-record 28 shutouts and a 0.64 goals against average.
Crooks graduated magna cum laude from Ashland in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned a Master of Business Administration from CWRU in 2012.
Tiffany Crooks Coaching Highlights
- 53-46-12 overall record
- 39 wins during past four seasons
- UAA Coaching Staff of the Year (2009 and 2011)
- No. 13 national ranking (2012)
- First NCAA Championship Tournament berth in program history (2011)
- 32 All-UAA selections
- NSCAA Team Academic Award (2007-12)