Katie Kloeckener
Katie Kloeckener
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (203) 365-7534
Email: kloeckenerk@sacredheart.edu
Year: 4th Year

Katie Kloeckener will enter her fourth season as Head Coach and eighth season as a member of the Sacred Heart University field hockey coaching staff in 2015-16.  Kloeckener served as the team's Interim Head Coach in the fall of 2010 and took over the program full-time in 2012. 

Kloeckener joined the Pioneer coaching staff at the beginning of the 2008 season after a four-year playing career at Ball State University, where she graduated in May of 2008. At Ball State, Kloeckener was part of a team that was the Mid-American Conference runner-up in 2006. She was recognized for her academic accomplishments, as she was named to the MAC All-Academic Team and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association Academic Team four straight years from 2004-07.

In addition to her play on the field, Kloeckener also served as a head coach at a US Futures site for the US Field Hockey Futures Olympic Development Program for four years. She has gained coaching experience from numerous camps throughout the country, and also holds a US Field Hockey Level II Credential.

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Led Sacred Heart to a 9-9 overall record and 3-2 mark in MAAC play in 2014. The nine wins were the most the program had since 2006, while the SHU qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2008
  • Coached 21 All Conference selections—5 First Team All-NEC selections, 3 First Team All-MAAC selections, and 13 Second Team All-NEC/MAAC Conference selections.
  • Former player Kim Stow was chosen as a 2-Time All NEC Goalkeeper of the Year and NEC Defensive Player of the Year, while Carisa Eye was chosen as NEC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Coached 51 NFHCA All Academic Squad award winners, as well as 20 All-MAAC Academic team selections.  
  • In all seven of her years, the Sacred Heart University Field Hockey team has been awarded the NFHCA Academic Team distinction, as the team has carried a GPA well over 3.0.
  • In 2012, the Sacred Heart Field Hockey team earned the second highest GPA in the Nation with a 3.55 GPA, while in 2014 the team's 3.55 GPA was third highest.