COACHING STAFF

Kate McArthur  |  Assistant Coach

Kate McArthur joined the CSU Bakersfield women’s soccer coaching staff in spring of 2018.

McArthur was the head coach at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. for four seasons (2014-17). She helped turn the Big Blue around, leading the squad to an 8-8-1 record in 2016, its best performance since 2010.

Before Millikin, McArthur was the Associate Head Coach at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. The squad went 4-14 in her first year but finished 9-9-1 at the end of her third and last season with the Warriors.

McArthur got her collegiate coaching start at Bemidji State in Minnesota, where she was an assistant coach. She was also a Club Trainer for the Valley Soccer Academy in West Virginia. McArthur holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and an NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 and 2 License.

Before earning a Master of Science in Sport Studies from Bemidji State, McArthur graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Davis and Elkins College. While playing at D&E, she earned All-Conference honors three times and was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2005.


Adrianne Pietz  |  Volunteer Assistant Coach

Adrianne Pietz joined the CSU Bakersfield women’s soccer coaching staff in summer of 2017.

Pietz was the head coach at Metropolitan State University of Denver for nine seasons (2008-16) and accumulated a record of 124-40-30 during her time with the Roadrunners. MSU Denver made seven NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances during her tenure, won two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular seasons titles, and one RMAC Tournament title.

Before moving up to head coach, Pietz was an assistant coach for the Roadrunners in 2006 and 2007. MSU Denver advanced to the National Tournament both years. The year prior, Pietz was an assistant coach at Stanislaus State in California.

After competing her first two seasons at CSU Bakersfield, Pietz transferred to MSU Denver and captained the 2004 squad to an NCAA DII National Championship. Her team went 25-1-0 and recorded 23 straight victories.

A native of Bakersfield, Pietz earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Metro State in 2005 before getting a master’s degree in business administration in 2010 at Regis University. She has returned to Bakersfield and lives with her husband, Mike Pietz, and their children.