Katey Stone will be the first female head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team (Gil Talbot).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey and current head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team, has been named the head coach for the 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team, USA Hockey announced Friday at its annual congress. Stone will be the first female head coach of Team USA in the history of the Olympic Games.
"It is hard to put into words all the emotions that are running through me at this time," said Stone after the announcement. "To say that I am tremendously proud and equally humbled is an understatement. To represent the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games is nothing short of awesome and being the first female coach of the U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team is simply icing on the cake."
Stone has experienced great success in her time as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. In her current tenure with the team, Stone led the squad to its third straight gold medal at the IIHF Women's World Championships and has also seen her team capture the 2011 Four Nations Cup title, the 2011 IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament crown and a runner-up finish at the 2010 Four Nations Cup. Stone also served as the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2008 Four Nations Cup where Team USA captured the tournament title for the first time since 2003.
The winningest coach in the history of Division I women's hockey, Stone has been at the helm of the Harvard women's hockey team for 18 seasons. In her time with the Crimson, she has compiled a 378-164-32 (.685) record, coached six of the 15 winners of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, earned two New England Coach of the Year honors, claimed six league titles and captured the 1999 AWCHA national championship. Stone has coached nine players who have played in the Olympic Games, and has at least four more current and former players looking to make the 2014 Olympic squad.
USA Hockey will hold a media teleconference Monday, June 11 at 2 p.m., to discuss the appointment of Stone as the U.S. Olympic coach. For more details on the U.S. Women's National Team and Coach Stone's media teleconference, click here.