Katey Stone, head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University, is leading the U.S. Women’s National Team and will be the first female head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Stone has been involved with the U.S. Women’s National Team Program since 2006 and has served as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team for eight competitions, most recently guiding the U.S. to the gold-medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ontario. In total, she has been the head coach for three IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2011, 2013; silver-2012), four Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2012; 2nd-2010) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011).
In 2012, Stone guided Team USA to a silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt., and helped the team capture the Four Nations Cup title in Vantaa and Kerava, Finland.
Under Stone’s leadership, the U.S. Women’s National Team enjoyed a highly successful season in 2011, earning gold medals at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Four Nations Cup in Nykoping, Sweden, as well as the inaugural championship at the IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series in Vierumaki, Finland, where the U.S. went undefeated in six games.
In 2010, Stone led the U.S. to a second-place finish at the Four Nations Cup in St. Johns, N.L., Stone also served as the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2008 Women’s Four Nations Cup. There, Team USA captured the tournament title for the first time since 2003.
In addition, Stone led the U.S. to the gold medal at the first-ever IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship in January 2008, and also coached the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team at the 2007 Under-18 Series against Canada and the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team at the 2006 Under-22 Series against Canada.
Along with her accomplishments on the international stage, Stone is the all-time wins leader in women’s college hockey. She completed her 19th season behind the Harvard bench in 2012-13 and has led the Crimson to a 402-171-35 (.690) record, which included the 1999 American Women’s Collegiate Hockey Alliance national championship, three straight appearances in the NCAA championship game (2003, 2004, 2005), nine NCAA tournament appearances in the event’s 13-year history, six ECAC Hockey regular-season titles, five ECAC Hockey tournament championships, six Ivy League titles and 10 Beanpot championships.
In addition to the team’s success under Stone, she has molded some of the best individual talent in the sport of women’s ice hockey. Stone has coached nine Olympians and six Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.
Before coaching at Harvard, Stone served as assistant athletic director and coach at Tabor Academy (Mass.) and had coaching stints at Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) and Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.).
Stone graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1989 with a degree in physical education. She was a captain and four-year letter winner in both hockey and lacrosse and helped the Wildcats hockey team win ECAC championships in 1986 and 1987, and the lacrosse team capture an NCAA title in 1985. She earned All-ECAC honors in hockey and was a two-time All-America selection in lacrosse.