Keaton Koukis completed her fifth season with the Pioneer swimming and diving program in 2016-17. During her first season as Head Coach (2015-2016), both the Men's and Women's teams received the CSCAA Academic All-America Award for maintaining above a 3.0 team GPA. In her time at Transy, Koukis has seen 16 individual and relay team records fall, along with 13 Ohio Athletic Conference Champions, and 1 National Qualifier.
In her first season with Transylvania in 2012-13, Koukis served as the volunteer assistant before assuming the responsibilities of Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach for the 2013-14 season.
During the 2013-2014 season, the Pioneers coaching staff was awarded OAC Women's coaching staff of the year. In 2014-15, she took the reigns as the full-time assistant for the Pioneers, which is the season the Pioneers qualified the first female swimmer in Transylvania history to NCAA Division III Nationals.
Originally from Peachtree City, Ga., Koukis coached her area summer league team for five years prior to her time at Transylvania.
Koukis graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio where she majored in biology and was a four-year letter winner for the Tigers. While at Wittenberg, she became the school record holder in the 100 and 200 butterfly, and in her senior year she was named women’s team captain and was an NCAA National Qualifier/All-American as a member of the 200 medley relay.
Koukis earned a master's in exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky in 2014.