Meet The Coaches – Katey Stone, Women’s Ice Hockey

Meet The Coaches – Katey Stone, Women’s Ice Hockey


I’m Katey Stone and I’m the Landry
Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Hockey and I’m going into my 25th season here
at Harvard 26 years as an employee of this great University. So my earliest
memory of playing hockey was on the pond outside our house when I was a kid had
probably started skating was I was about three. When I was seven I wanted
desperately to play on a hockey team and six o’clock one Saturday morning I
showed up at squirt hockey practice with all boys and the coach said what are you
doing here and I said don’t worry I’m not gonna get
hurt my dad said I can play I’ve got all the gear and that was the beginning of
my hockey career. I played ice hockey lacrosse it at UNH. Two extremely
different programs I chose to go to UNH because I wanted to play two sports at
the highest level I could play and back then it was UNH and was fortunate to
be a part of a couple championship teams and both sports and just I was really
pushed as an athlete and it it it kind of fostered this great love of wanted to
stay in athletics. You know I was very fortunate in 1994 to get the job here at
Harvard you know my biggest goal at that point was to make sure that this was an
incredibly fun experience not just challenging and competitive but I’m
making sure that our kids really enjoy coming down to the rink. I come from a
family of coaches so my dad was a football baseball athletic director my
brothers were coaches my sister was a coach and so it was kind of our family
business and you know I joke that it was either being a lawyer or being a coach
coaching gives me the opportunity to stay competitive and you know as soon as
that puck drops my blood starts to boil and I’m fired up so I guess it was meant
to be. The first thing that would probably resonate with all my players is
that they’re capable of more than they think they are
and that’s something that we talk about from day one and consistently throughout
their career that they think they’ve come in and and they’ve worked so hard
up to this point and they have no idea what they’re really capable of doing and
if we continue to challenge them on a daily basis they they accomplish so much
more and I think at the end of the day accomplishment is what these kids are
really proud of not praise and it’s easy to praise somebody for doing something
simple but to see them accomplish great things both here in the rink and across
the river in the classroom to me is is what this is all about

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