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Katie Brady (nee Grant) returns to the Saint Joseph's field hockey coaching staff for a second season in 2015.
“Katie’s drive and love for the game is a great match for Saint Joseph’s University and our field hockey program,” said head coach Lynn Farquhar upon Brady's appointment. “As a psychology major at Duke and former teacher, Katie embraces individual student development. On the field, her former coaching positions and experience as a standout player with Final Four exposure and National Team involvement will help elevate our attack.”
Brady helped the Hawk offense post its best goal differential in six years in 2014, while Jordan Martin notched a career high in goals scored and matched her career best in points en route to First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors under Brady’s tutelage. In all, eight Hawks either matched or exceeded their previous career bests in goals scored during Brady’s first season on Hawk Hill.
Brady joined the Hawks after spending two years as the head varsity coach at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. She is also the director and coach of the U19 Jackals Field Hockey Club, where she prepares athletes for USA Field Hockey events and additional recruiting opportunities.
Brady began her coaching career as an assistant at Columbia University from 2010-12, where she was involved with all aspects of the program with a focus on the offensive unit.
Brady also served as the head varsity field hockey coach at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, New Jersey, where she compiled a three-year record of 50-13-3 en route to three conference championships, a Mercer County championship, and the New Jersey State Prep Championship title.
A 2006 graduate of Duke, Brady helped lead the Blue Devils to four NCAA tournaments, three National Championship game appearances, and a consistent top national ranking. A three-time All-American and NCAA All-Tournament Team selection, Brady holds the school record for career assists (61) and points (223) and is a two-time All-ACC selection, earning Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2005 and Rookie of the Year honors in 2002. She ranked 11th all-time in career points in Division I field hockey history and inspired the Katie Grant Offensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the team’s top offensive player.
Both during and after her collegiate career, Brady was a member of eight National Team squads and seven Junior National Teams. Most recently, she competed in the Women’s National Championship in June of 2012, leading her squad to the tournament title.
Also excelling internationally, Brady has played in both the Junior World Cup and the Four-Nation Tournament in Santiago, Chile, the Junior Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Easter Tournament in Valkenswaard, Netherlands, the Honor Division in Spain, and the Montreal Cup.