Krista Carlson joined the UChicago coaching staff in June 2011 after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Radford University.
In 2013, Carlson was part of the UChicago staff that earned UAA Men's and Women's Coaching Staff of the Year.
Carlson is a 2009 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a degree in physical education. She was a four-year swimming letter winner who competed in the intermediate freestyle and breaststroke. She served as team captain her senior year.
Carlson earned her master's degree in sports administration from Canisius College in 2012.