Highschool: William Tennent High School, Warminster, PA, Bucks County PA
College: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Major: Mathematics and History Education
Player Accolades: Division 2 field hockey and lacrosse player from 2005 to 2009. Three year captain and defender. Lead scorer for the 2008 season. Scored the winning goal in OT against Frostburg University in 2008. In the 2007 season, had 9 defensive saves. In the 2008 season, awarded PAC All Conference and D2 All American Status. In 2008, awarded Academic All American.
- Varsity Field Hockey Coach at William Tennent (2009-2019)
- Mystx Field Hockey Club Coach for u19, u16 and u14 both indoor and outdoor (2011-2018)
- Suburban One Coach of the Year 2011
- 9 Post Season Playoff Appearances
- Conference Champion 2011
- For William Tennent Field Hockey has had 15 D1 graduates, 25 D2 graduates and 36 D3 graduates.
- USA Field Hockey Festival Champion (2013-2015)
- USA Field Hockey Pool Champion u19 NITs (2013-2019)
- USA Field Hockey Pool Champion u16 NITs (2013-2018)
- USA Field Hockey
- PA Field Hockey Coaches Association- President (2012-2016)
- PA Teacher Certification/Principal Certification
- NJ Teacher Certification/Principal Certification
A note from Kaitlyn:
“Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Kaitlyn received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and History Education from Saint Vincent College, Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership from Temple University. Kaitlyn was a D2 college athlete where she played field hockey and lacrosse. For 10 years, she coached varsity field hockey at William Tennent High School, was president of the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Association and was named Coach of the Year in 2011. Kaitlyn has over 15 years of experience in the educational field to include being a high school and middle school mathematics teacher, Assistant Principal, Supervisor and High School Principal. Her most recent work in LEAP Academy High School and Middle School. At LEAP, I oversaw 700 students and 80 staff members. This past July, Kaitlyn left working in Camden to pursue her passion in curriculum and instruction in the Lindenwold Public Schools as a Mathematics Supervisor K-12. Being an educational and coaching champion is the primary focus of her daily approach to most things in my life. She deeply believes that as coaches and educators have a responsibility to prepare citizens with the ability to thrive in this world through the power of education and sports. Kaitlyn personal mission to aid in reversing the systematic cycles of poverty which is the source of many social skills. It is life or death for many of our students and athletes in this country, and she believes that education and athletic discipline is the new currency. Her purpose in life is to stand in the gap for players and students prevent systemic failures from giving them high level access to opportunities.
Kaitlyn is a resident of Cherry Hill, NJ. Beyond being an avid golfer and reader, she spends a tremendous amount of time in community activism through her involvement with a variety of groups which include the Rotary, Vineland’s Preservation, Burlington County Women’s Association, volunteer at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, NJPA and Big Brother Big Sisters.
As we plan for the beginning of the winter season, Kaitlyn’s goals can be seen as quite simple:
- Every athlete, every day is finding a way to feel connected to the sport of field hockey,
- Every player, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences on and off the field,
- and every player, every day knows they have a champion and a coach they can turn to to help them. “