Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey, joined the Crimson prior to the 1994-95 season. Through her storied career, Stone has laid claim to 476 wins prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, which will mark her 25th at the helm of the program.
Stone has become one of the highest regarded coaches in college hockey, having guided 24 All America selections, six Patty Kazmaier Award winners (the top honor in women’s college hockey) and 13 Olympians. Additionally, she’s led her team to six ECAC Tournament Championships, 11 Beanpot trophies, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances (in the event’s 19-year history), six Frozen Fours, four NCAA Title games and an AWCHA National Championship.
In 2014-15, Stone led Harvard to perhaps its best season in five years, reaching the NCAA National Championship game versus the University of Minnesota. The Crimson finished as National Runners-Up to the Gophers, but the season was remarkable as Harvard ended 2014-15 with a Beanpot title, an Ivy League title and as ECAC Regular Season and Tournament champions, going 27-6-3.
The 2013-14 season marked the first time since 1993-94 that Stone had not been on the bench with Harvard, as she served as the head coach of the United States Olympic Women's Ice Hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Stone was named the head coach of the 2014 United States Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team on June 8, 2012. As the first-ever female head coach of a USA Hockey team in the Olympics, Stone led the Americans to the silver medal in Sochi, taking part in the gold medal game versus rival Canada.
Prior to her time in Sochi, she led the USA to gold at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championships, where the United States upended Canada, 3-2. Before that, Stone led the Red, White and Blue at the 2012 and 2011 IIHF Women's World Championships, winning gold and silver respectively. Aside from the success on the World Championships stage, Stone has guided the Americans in five Four Nations Cups, including leading the U.S. to gold in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
In addition to three-straight NCAA title game appearances (2003-05), ECAC Hockey regular season titles (2003-05) and ECAC Hockey Tournament titles (2004-06), Stone posted the only back-to-back 30-win seasons in program history from 2002-04 (30-3-1, 30-4-1). Harvard also spent 14 consecutive weeks atop the national polls during the 2002-03 season.
Stone has been an integral voice in the sport of women’s hockey. She served as a member of the NCAA Championship committee, the NCAA rules committee, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award selection committee and president of the American Women’s Hockey Coaches Association.
Stone graduated from New Hampshire in 1989 with a degree in physical education. She was a captain and four-year letterwinner in both hockey and lacrosse for the Wildcats. Stone helped the hockey team win ECAC championships in 1986 and 1987 and earned All-ECAC honors in hockey and was a two-time All-America selection in lacrosse.
Before coming to Harvard, Stone served as assistant athletic director and coach at Tabor Academy and also had coaching stints at Northfield Mount Hermon and Phillips Exeter Academy.
Her family is deeply rooted in athletics as her father and siblings have all been involved with coaching and education. A native of Watertown, Conn., Stone now resides in Arlington, Mass.
Katey Stone Team Accolades
- Beanpot Titles (11): 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015
- ECAC Regular Season Championships (7): 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2015
- ECAC Tournament Championships (6): 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015
- Ivy League Championships (8): 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015
- AWCHA National Championships (1): 1999
- All-American Tournament Titles (1): 1997
- NCAA Tournament Appearances (11): 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
- NCAA Frozen Four Appearances (6): 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2015
- NCAA Title Game Appearances (4): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015
- ECAC Hockey Player of the Year (8)
- ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year (4)
- ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year (2)
- All ECAC Hockey First Team (29)
- All ECAC Hockey Second Team (16)
- All ECAC Hockey Third Team (10)
- ECAC Hockey All Rookie Team (9)
- ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team (32)
- ECAC Hockey Tournament Most Outstanding Player (7)
- All Ivy League First Team (45)
- All Ivy League Second Team (23)
- All Ivy League Honorable Mention (20)
- Ivy League Player of the Year (9)
- Ivy League Rookie of the Year (5)
- Patty Kazmaier Award Finalists (9)
- NWHL/CWHL Draft Picks (11)
Katey Stone Individual Accolades
- NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (2014)
- New Hampshire Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee (2014)
- ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year (2008, 2005, 1999)
- New England Hockey Writers’ Coach of the Year (2001, 1999)
- Appeared 33rd on New England Hockey Journal’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in New England Hockey”
- American Hockey Coaches Association Women’s Coach of the Year (1999)
- New England College Athletic Conference Women’s Division I Coach of the Year (1999)