July 6, 2021

Kate Lipton Promoted to Associate Head Coach


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kate Lipton, who is entering her seventh season on the Buckeyes’ coaching staff, has been promoted to associate head coach, head coach Jarred Martin announced Tuesday.

“I am so proud and honored to promote Kate to associate head coach,” said Martin. “She is a fantastic coach who has proven over our time working together that she is eager, motivated, and loyal to this program. She cares for this team and it shows in her commitment to making players better.

I always think of myself as a servant to this program and to the players we have. Kate has similar philosophies of how we want to build this program and develop championship people.”

During her time in Columbus, Lipton has recruited and coached players that have gone on to secure both conference and national honors. Just last month, Lipton coached Team Brave at the Young Women’s National Championship, which was part of Team USA’s selection process for the 2021-22 U.S. U-21/ U-22 and Women’s National Development Teams.

“I am very grateful to work for such a prestigious athletic department and am truly honored to be a part of a program under Jarred’s leadership,” said Lipton. “I am excited to continue to help grow this program’s success and compete for championships!”

“Kate works very hard to help Ohio State field hockey succeed on and off the field and it doesn’t go unnoticed,” said Martin. “I am very lucky to have her here. She is one of the best up and coming coaches in the country and I know the best is yet to come.”

Lipton, who came to Ohio State from Indiana prior to the 2015 season, is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the USA Field Hockey Association and also owns USHFA Level II Coaching Accreditation. She’s been an integral part in the Buckeyes’ 53 wins since her arrival, capped last spring with an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.

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.