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Colleen Corbin

Head Coach


University of Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman announced the hiring of Colleen Corbin as head coach of the Cowgirl Soccer Team on June, 21, 2021. She is the fifth head coach in the program’s history. Corbin comes to Wyoming from James Madison University, where she spent three seasons as an associate head coach.

“We are excited to have Colleen Corbin lead the Cowgirl soccer program,” Burman said. “She will bring a renewed energy to the team and brings great enthusiasm to our student-athletes. Corbin brings a tremendous amount of experience in her days as an All-American at Oregon State, a professional player and as an assistant and associate head coach. She will make being a Cowgirl a great college experience for our student-athletes.”

Corbin started her collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Cal State-Northridge before stops at Arizona State and James Madison. In the summer of 2016, Corbin was selected for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 30 Under 30 program, an initiative designed to give participants exposure to the Association's membership, and the opportunity to take advantage of educational offerings, such as diplomas and the NSCAA Convention. Corbin was chosen for the program from a pool of 350 applicants.

“I want to thank Athletic Director Tom Burman and Associate Athletic Director Peter Prigge for the opportunity to lead the Cowgirl Soccer Program and their professionalism during the hiring process,” Corbin said. “For my fiancé and I to be in a place like Wyoming is special for us. Seeing the campus and facilities and meeting the people in Laramie verified that this is an incredible opportunity.”

Corbin was a two-time All-American at Oregon State.  A standout goalkeeper, Corbin also earned All-Pac 12 honors and All-West Region honors. She ended her career with the most shutouts and lowest goals-against-average in Oregon State history. Corbin was a two-time captain and competed in three NCAA Tournaments. 

“I got into coaching to create the same experience I had as a student-athlete,” Corbin said. “We want to build a culture that is competitive and feeds off hard work and high energy. Cowgirl Soccer will be committed to excellence on and off the field by producing well-rounded human beings. That starts by getting myself and the program involved in the Wyoming community. I’m so excited for this opportunity and ready to get started.”

After her time at Oregon State, Corbin played two seasons of professional soccer in the WPSL for the Western New York Flash based in Buffalo, New York. Corbin helped lead the squad to the league championship. She also played a season for the Boston Breakers as part of the NWSL. 

At James Madison, she helped lead JMU to the Regular season CAA Championship. Corbin helped the Dukes lead the league in regular-season shutouts in her first season, highlighted by Hannah McShea setting the program record for solo shutouts by a junior with seven. McShea was named Second Team All-CAA in her first season as the Dukes' starting goalkeeper.
At CSUN from 2014 to 2016, Corbin guided the Matador goalkeepers from two shutouts in 2013, the season before her arrival, to a combined 15 shutouts across the next two seasons, while dropping CSUN's goals-against average from 1.64 in 2013 to 1.12 from 2014-15.

She is a 2012 graduate of Oregon State and is a native of La Cañada, Calif. Corbin, formerly Colleen Boyd, married Nick Corbin in July of 2020. 

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Julie Spracklin

Assistant Coach


University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer head coach Colleen Boyd announced Monday the addition of Julie Spracklin to the UW coaching staff. Spracklin joins Wyoming after spending time with Boyd on the staff at James Madison University.

“I could not be more excited to have Julie join our already dynamic, talented staff at Wyoming,” Boyd said. “It was important for me to bring in an assistant that I not only trusted, but also someone who believes in the future of the Cowgirl women’s soccer program as much as I do. Julie is a phenomenal coach, but she is an even better person and I can’t wait to watch the positive impact she will have on the success of our program and lives of our student athletes.”

Spracklin spent one season at James Madison, prior to that she spent three seasons at Misericordia, an NCAA Division III institution. She helped lead over 40 wins in those three seasons and helped guide her team to the Elite Eight in 2018. Her staff was also named the top coaching staff in the region that season.

“I ‘am so incredibly excited to be joining the Cowgirl soccer staff,” Spracklin said. “I cannot thank Colleen Boyd and the administration enough for providing me the opportunity to help impact the women’s soccer program with positivity, integrity and a competitive mindset. I have so much respect for Colleen and so excited to grow alongside of her in Wyoming. She truly has a contagious personality that I know will shine through as she steps into this head coaching role. Being able to continue to work together is a dream come true and doing in this beautiful state and university is surreal. I can’t wait to get started!”

She was a four-year starter at Monmouth University. After earning MAAC All-Rookie honors as a freshman, she was named First Team All-MAAC three times in the next three seasons, serving as the Cougars' captain as a junior and senior.

Spracklin was a 2016-17 NCAA Woman of the Year Award nominee and was named to the NSCAA Division I Women's Scholar All-American Second Team. She was also one of 30 NCAA women's soccer student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award and was named to the 2016 NSCAA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team.

She earned her bachelor's degree in health studies in 2017 from Monmouth.

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Taylor Burton

Assistant Coach


University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer head coach Colleen Boyd announced the addition of former Cowgirl Taylor Burton to the staff as an Assistant Coach. Burton comes to Laramie after spending time on the staff at the University of Evansville.

"We are thrilled to have Taylor join our staff at Wyoming," Boyd said. "Taylor was a very accomplished and impactful player during her career at UW and was an integral part of the 2018 teams Mountain West conference championship. She is passionate about the game, organized, eager to learn and brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the table. Having her around to help mentor and engage our student athletes while also providing assistance in the office is going to be a huge asset to our program and I am very excited to witness her positive impact in this role."

She helped lead the Cowgirls to a share of the Mountain West regular-season championship in 2018. It marked the first regular-season championship for Cowgirl soccer. That team went on to tie the school record for wins in a season with 12.   

Burton was a standout for the Cowgirls from 2015-18. As a senior, Burton was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, as she became the first Cowgirl in school history to do so. She also earned First Team All-Mountain West honors and earned First Team All-Pacific accolades.

"I'm so thankful to have an opportunity to be back in Laramie and be part of this team again," Burton said. "Being a student-athlete at the University of Wyoming was unforgettable. Being on the other side is different, but I'm thrilled to have such an amazing staff and team to be able to work with. I'm so proud to be able to represent the Brown and Gold again."

She ranks in the Top-11 all-time in Wyoming history in games played, games started and game-winning goals. She recorded nearly 6,500 minutes of play during her career in the Brown and Gold.

She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in elementary education and teaching.

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