Former Ole Miss standout Christine (Breaux) Husni joined the Vanderbilt women's soccer program as an assistant coach prior to the 2011 season.
A 2005 freshman All-American and 2008 All-Southeastern Conference honoree, Husni started all 81 matches in her career at Ole Miss when current VU Head Coach Derek Greene was the Rebels' associate head coach.
"We are thrilled to have Christine as part of our staff and soccer family at Vanderbilt," Greene said. "The moment I found out I was going to be named head coach, I immediately thought of Christine because I know what a great person and competitor she is. She embodies everything you want a person to stand for in life. Coaching her at Ole Miss was so easy because whatever you asked her to do, she did it 100 percent every time."
A native of Gonzales, La., Husni prepped at Dutchtown High School, where she earned All-State honors three times and was named the 2004-05 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year. She was a member of the three-time state champion Baton Rouge Soccer Club and was selected to the ODP U-19 South Region team in 2006.
Husni made an immediate impact upon her arrival in Oxford, starting every game while leading Ole Miss in minutes played. She was named a third-team Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz after helping the Rebel defense set a school record with 12 shutouts.
Later in her Ole Miss career, Husni moved from the back line into the midfield, where she would earn second-team All-SEC honors and be voted the team's most valuable player.
After graduating from Ole Miss in 2009 with a liberal arts degree, Husni joined the Mississippi Teacher Corps. She started the boys soccer program at Byhalia High School in 2010. Husni earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Ole Miss in May 2011.
The former Christine Breaux married Dr. Afeef Husni in the summer of 2012. The couple resides in Nashville.