Coach Kristen Purper Long begins her seventlh season with the Mt. SAC Women's Soccer Program and first as the Interim Head Coach. Purper Long played for the Mounties during the 2005 and 2006 seasons, where she was the team captain and was a First Team All-South Coast Conference Selection.
She received a full-ride scholarship and continued her education at Hope International University where she helped lead the Royals to a conference championship. She later transferred to Cal State Fullerton, where she played rugby and received her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology.
She resently earned her Masters Degree in Coach Administration at Concordia University (Irvine, CA). Purper Long is an adjunct professor of Kinesiology for the Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division, as well as an adjunct professor for the Community Education Division.
In her spare time, Purper Long enjoys spending time and doing various outdoor activities.