Katie Duffie enters her seventh year as head women's lacrosse coach at Ursinus College.
During her first year at the helm, Duffie guided the Bears to a 9-8 record and a berth in the Centennial Conference playoffs.
While at Gettysburg, Duffie also served as assistant strength and conditioning coach. In her role as assistant coach, she was responsible for helping with the day-to-day operations of the program, including practice planning, evaluation of student athletes, game day prep as well as charting academic progress. The program made three appearances in the NCAA Division III Semifinals, including a national championship in 2011.
As a player, the former Katie Hagan was a two-time captain as the Bullets won three Centennial Conference Championships from 2004 to 2006. She was the Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 2007, as the team advanced to the NCAA Semifinals after appearing in the title game the year before. In 2007, she as a first-team All-Centennial selection in addition to being a first-team All-American at midfield by the IWLCA.
Away from the field, Duffie has been heavily involved in the Snell-Shillingford Symposium, which is designed to encourage female student-athletes from all 11 Centennial schools to find creative ways to pursue their passion for athletics after graduation.
Duffie is a 2007 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in business management with a minor in religion. She recently earned her master's degree in exercise science and physical education with a concentration in sports administration from McDaniel in 2011.
Ursinus boasts one of the most successful Division III women’s lacrosse programs in the country. The Bears won national championships in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989 and 1990, advanced to the Division III Final Four in 1996, and captured Centennial Conference titles in 1996, 1999 and 2001.
Ursinus has won more games than any other collegiate women’s lacrosse program in the country.