Karen Crase

Teams Coached

U15 girls NPL, U15 girls fall, U13 girls Gold


I have played soccer for 27 years. I started with Middletown SAY in '91 then played for Middletown Select before moving to CUP.

I started coaching my younger sister for Middletown SAY in 2004.

From there I spent my summers traveling around the Midwest coaching for a variety or summer camps including Star Goalkeeper Academy, Professional Soccer Academy, and Legacy Soccer Academy.

I was lucky enough to play collegiately for 2 years at Carthage College (Kenosha, WI).

That summer I donated my kidney to my uncle and was no longer allowed to play at the college level.

I then transferred to Ohio University where I played for the OU women's club team and was their assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer.

I married my high school sweet heart in 2009 and we have three wonderful children (Brooklynn '13, Ellie-Mae '15, Colton '17).

We live in Franklin, OH.

Birth Place

Cincinnati, OH

Coaching Education

  • National USSF D,

  • USSF E,

  • USSF F,

  • NSCAA State Diploma,

  • NSCAA Goalkeeping 1&2,

  • NSCAA High School Special Topics

Coaching Experience

  • Franklin High School Director of Goal Keeping.

  • Former Goalkeeper coach - Ohio University,

  • Former JV Coach/Varsity assistant - Middletown High School

  • Former Coach/Goalkeeper Trainer - Grand Rapids Crew Juniors

  • Former Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Trainer - Aquinas College



  • GMC Assistant Coach of the Year 2010


As part of our year-round training and programming and CUSA offers;

  • Twice per week training in Spring & Fall

  • 2-3 times per week training in Winter on turf under floodlights

  • Indoor Futsal sessions once per week during the winter

  • Pre-season Camp

  • Skills Camps and Clinics


If you are in the Dayton area, and beyond, CUSA is the best club to be at and will provide your player with the best training available in state.

Come out and train with us for a few nights, we guarantee you'll love the experience. Book a couple of training sessions with us http://www.cusasoccer.org/tryouts