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Coaching May 06, 2020

University of Colorado women’s soccer adds Craig Alston to coaching staff

Seth Pringle / Colorado Athletics

BOULDER — The University of Colorado women’s soccer program has added Craig Alston to the coaching staff as a volunteer, Buffaloes head coach Danny Sanchez announced.

Alston, who began working with the Buffs before the cancelation of the spring season, will work primarily with the team’s goalkeepers.

“Craig has been a great addition to our staff in just the couple of months that he worked with us this past spring,” Sanchez commented. “He has a passion for learning and it a fantastic coach. Craig will help us in all aspects of our program.”

Alston, a native of Northern England, graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University and played both collegiately and semi-professionally with Spennymoor Town FC and Tow Law Town FC. Alston came to the United States to work with Challenger Sports as a soccer camp coach and director.

Alston, the 2015 Colorado Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year, currently works with Broomfield SC. He coaches several teams along with being the club’s Goalkeeping Director. Alston spent two years as an assistant at Metro State University of Denver, also working with the Roadrunners’ goalkeepers. He has worked with CYSA ODP Program, Legacy High School Girls Soccer and the Core Goalkeeping Academy.

Alston will help the Buffs transition into a new era of goalkeeping. He will help with the development of current keepers Megan Short and Emma Miller. Colorado will also welcome incoming freshman Rachael Black in the fall.