Former Sacramento State women's soccer player Katie Burton joined the program as an assistant coach in 2015 and completed her second season as Sacramento State's top assistant in 2016.
Burton spent five years with the Hornets as a student-athlete. She was a three time all-Big Sky selection, including first team honors as a senior, a second team selection as a junior, and honorable mention accolades as a freshman. As a senior she was captain of the 2007 team that won the Big Sky Championship and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
Prior to her return to Sacramento State, Burton spent the last four years as an assistant coach for the University of San Francisco women's soccer program, assisting with planning and implementing training sessions and game preparation as well as recruiting. She was also responsible for the eligibility and compliance of the team's student-athletes as well as game film and team travel.
Before going to USF Burton worked for a year and a half as an assistant coach and camp director at UNLV. She also has previous coaching experience at Sacramento State, serving as a volunteer assistant and camp director during her alma mater's 2008 and 2009 seasons.
A defender and midfielder with the Hornets, Burton was an immediate starter on the back line as a freshman and was named co-team MVP after her rookie year in 2003. She played in 71 career matches with 55 starts and tallied three goals and one assist on the offensive end.
Originally from Las Vegas, Burton graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Sacramento State in 2008 and earned a master's in sport management from USF in 2013.