Katie Kloeckener
Katie Kloeckener
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (203) 365-7534
Email: kloeckenerk@sacredheart.edu
Year: 3rd Year
Katie Kloeckener recently completed her third season as Head Coach and seventh season as a member of the Sacred Heart University field hockey coaching staff.  Kloeckener served as the team's Interim Head Coach in the fall of 2010 and took over the program full-time in 2012. In 2014 she led Sacred Heart to a 9-9 overall record and 3-2 mark in MAAC play. The nine wins were the most the program had since 2006, and the postseason appearance was the first for SHU since 2008

In her seven seasons, Kloeckener has 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. In addition to these selections, she has helped guide former players to major conference awards. Kim Stow was chosen as a  2-Time All NEC Goalkeeper of the Year and NEC Denfensive Player of the Year, while Carisa Eye was chosen as NEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Success has also been found in the classroom as Kloeckener has 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. 

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. In those camps she has spent time teaching youngsters the proper fundamentals and techniques of the game. She also holds a US Field Hockey Level II Credential.