Kristin Cupido will begin her first year as assistant coach for the Lipscomb track and field and cross country teams.
Cupido was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania where she was a standout member of the school’s cross country and track and field programs.
She was a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete as well as a three-time member of the NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country team.
Cupido also earned All-PSAC honors for her performance in the 8,000 meters during the 2008 indoor season.
She led her cross country team to the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in 2009. In 2010, her team garnered the highest finish in school history placing 13th overall at the championships.
During her senior season, Cupido was named team captain of both the cross country and track and field squads.
Cupdio graduated from Kutztown in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Leisure and Sports Studies.
She went on to serve as head cross country and track and field coach at Kutztown High School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Under her tutelage, two boys and one girl qualified for state during the 2011-12 season.
Before joining the Lipscomb coaching staff, she worked at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. In her first season as the women’s assistant coach, the women’s cross country team captured the ODAC Championship, had five All-ODAC Performers, three all-region competitors, and sent two runners to the NCAA Championship.
Her track and field team finished second by a two-point margin at the ODAC Indoor Track and Field Championship and was the runner-up during the outdoor season. The team also set a school record for most points during the outdoor championships with 155 points.
During her second season with the Generals, Cupido was named interim head coach for the women’s cross country team. The team placed fourth at the ODAC Championships and had two All-ODAC performers. The team had one all-region performer as well as one athlete advance to the NCAA Cross Country Championships earning the second best showing in school history at the event.
Cupido is a USTFCCCA Level II Endurance Specialist coach.