position Associate Head Coach
Hometown Newton, Mass.
Alma Mater University of Vermont
Kate Lipton enters her sixth season as a assistant coach for the Buckeyes in 2020. She joined the Buckeyes’ staff prior to the 2015 season and has been part of 53 wins during her time in Columbus. In July of 2021, she was promoted to associate head coach.
Lipton is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the USA Field Hockey Association and also owns USHFA Level II Coaching Accreditation. In the summer of 2014, she completed an International High Performance Coaching course in conjunction with the Hockey World Cup at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Lipton spent two seasons with the Indiana Hoosiers prior to joining the Buckeyes, fulfilling a variety of roles that included player/skill development, scouting, practice planning and recruiting. Specifically, she assisted in coaching the goalkeepers, was the primary liaison concerning academic progress and compliance and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator. Lipton played a key role in helping Indiana win eight straight games to open the 2014 season.
Lipton joined the IU staff after serving as an assistant coach at Saint Louis University for three seasons. There, she was responsible for a variety of duties including practice plans, skill instruction, tactical development, recruiting, camp curriculum and fundraising.
Prior to her time at Saint Louis, she was an assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Saint Michael’s College from 2008-2010. Lipton has also served as an assistant coach for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program and was a head coach of Aim Club Field Hockey, Virginia Commonwealth University Hockey Camps as well as the University of Vermont Field Hockey Camps.
The Newton, Mass. native earned her Bachelors of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Sociology and Art from the University of Vermont before completing her Masters of Higher Education at Saint Louis University.