MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Aug. 16, 2021) – West Virginia University women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has announced the addition of Erika Yohn as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2021 season. She will serve as WVU’s goalkeepers coach, while assisting with the team’s daily training sessions and game preparations.
“We are so excited to have Erika join our West Virginia family,” Izzo-Brown said. “She comes with a tremendous amount of experience and will do great things with both our goalkeepers and our program as a whole.”
In addition to her responsibilities at WVU, Yohn also works with Total Futbol, a youth development academy in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She serves as a team and goalkeepers coach, as well as the program’s marketing director.
Yohn began coaching with Total Futbol in 2018 and works with teams and goalkeepers. She has served as the head coach of the Herndon 03G Sting and ran goalkeeper training sessions for both the Herndon and MSI Academy groups.
Prior to joining the Mountaineer staff, Yohn served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Howard University women’s soccer team, working with the squad’s goalkeepers. She helped the team finish as regular season champions and tournament finalists in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in 2019. Howard’s starting netminder was awarded first-team All-SWAC honors in 2019, while also being named the 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year.
Yohn played collegiate soccer at Purdue University, putting together a successful goalkeeper career from 2014-17. She served as a team captain during her senior year, which saw the program’s first postseason appearance in nine years. Yohn ranks inside the Boilermakers’ top-six goalkeepers in program history in career minutes, career wins, career save percentage and fewest goals allowed. She also was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for three consecutive years, as well as honored as a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Yohn was part of a highly successful club team that ranked as high as No. 2 nationally and went on to win eight straight USYSA State Cup titles. She also was part of the Region I Olympic Development Program and traveled internationally to Costa Rica and Croatia.
Yohn holds a USSF “D” License, and she resides in Morgantown.