Katie Grant enters her third season on the Columbia coaching staff. The three-time All-American at Duke University joined the Lions' field hockey program in June 2010. Grant works primarly with the attacking unit and has helped shape the Columbia offense into one of the most formidable in the Ivy League.
Grant was named to the 2012-13 USA Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey Team in March 2012. She will represent the United States in the 2012 Pan Am Championships, which will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Puerto Montt, Chile.
Grant helped direct a very talented Lions squad in 2011 that produced a program-best six All-Ivy League selections while producing its fifth consecutive winning season. The Lions also tied for the best conference record in school history at 5-2. In 2010, her first year with the Columbia, Grant helped lead the team to a 10-7 record. She helped coach Gabby Kozlowski to unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection after scoring a program-record 16 goals.
While at Duke, Grant helped her team to four NCAA tournaments, including three National Championship game appearances. Grant made an immediate impact her first season with the Blue Devils as she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year in 2002. A two-time All-ACC selection, Grant was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Each of those three seasons she was also an All-American selection. In her final season, she was once again recognized by the conference, being selected as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. She holds the school records for career assists with 61 and career points with 223.
In addition to her impressive collegiate playing career, Grant was extremely involved with United States National Field Hockey programs. She was a member of the USA National Under-16, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20, and Under-21 teams. In 2009 she competed with the New Jersey High Performance Team.
As a former member of the Junior National Teams, Grant represented the United States in several national and international tournaments. She has competed internationally in the Netherlands, Chile, Puerto Rico, and Spain.
Grant served as a physical education teacher at the Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, N.J. from 2007-2010. In addition to teaching students from preschool through the 12th grade, Grant was the head field hockey coach, compiling a career record of 50-3-13. Her team was the Patriot Conference Champions all three years, New Jersey State Prep Champions in 2007, and runners-up in 2009.
Grant graduated from Duke in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in sociology.