Kristin Cole joined the UT Arlington coaching staff on May 2, 2013. Cole spent one season as the assistant coach under Coach Gerlich at West Texas A&M. While at West Texas A&M, the Lady Buffs compiled a 20-12 record overall and a 14-6 mark in the Lone Star Conference.
Prior to West Texas A&M, Cole had a one-year stint as an assistant coach at The George Washington University, helping the Colonials to an appearance in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Prior to George Washington, Cole spent three seasons as the head coach at America East program New Hampshire from 2007-10. Cole was responsible for signing the best recruiting class in UNH women's basketball history.
Cole served as an assistant coach at Xavier (2002-07). During her time with Xavier, Cole coached and recruited several players who helped turn the Musketeers' program into a national power, highlighted by Tara Boothe, XU's all-time leading scorer, and Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips, both of whom were chosen in the Top 10 of the 2011 WNBA Draft. While at Xavier, the Musketeers appeared in two NCAA tournaments and three WNIT post-season tournaments. Xavier also won the 2007 Atlantic 10 Tournament and were the 2005 Atlantic 10 Western Division Champions.
Cole also had stints at Ball State ((2001-02), UNLV (1999-2001) and Auburn University (1996-99). While at Ball State, the Cardinals were MAC Western Division Champions and made it to the WNIT Quarterfinals. Cole coached Tamara Bowie who was a Kodak District All-American and played in the WNBA, as well as overseas. At UNLV, Cole coached former WNBA player Linda Frohlich, an AP All-American and MWC Player of the Year. The Lady Rebels participated in the WNIT in 2001. Cole began her collegiate coaching career at Auburn University. The Lady Tigers went to two NCAA Tournaments and won the 1997 SEC Conference Tournament.
Cole, originally from Santa Barbra, Calif., played collegiately at University of Notre Dame. She made two NCAA Tournament appearances (1992, 1994) with the Fighting Irish, one WNIT appearance (1991), as well as three Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships. Cole won a bronze medal as a participant on the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival Team and played professionally in Sweden after graduating from Notre Dame.
A four time High School All-American, Cole played at Santa Barbara High School. Playing on two nationally ranked Top 5 teams, Cole became Santa Barbara High Schools all-time leading scorer in 1990 (1,762) and now ranks second on that list. She still holds the all-time rebounding record, single season scoring and rebounding, as well as the single game rebounding record. Cole became a member of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame in 2001.
Cole resides in Colleyville and is the proud mother of her son, Kael.