Brew Resigns as Ohio Lacrosse Head Coach
Third-Year Coach Cites Personal Reasons for Departure
Contact: Derek Scott
In three seasons under Kate Brew, the Bobcats boasted eight all-conference selections and two all-region honorees.
ATHENS, Ohio – Kate Brew has resigned her position as Ohio University’s lacrosse head coach, senior associate athletics director Amy Dean announced today. Brew cited personal reasons for her departure following the third year at Ohio’s helm.
“Kate has had a huge impact on the Ohio Lacrosse program’s progress in a very challenging conference,” said Dean. “She has been a terrific member of this staff and has contributed greatly to Ohio’s reputation for recruiting and fostering outstanding student-athletes.”
In three seasons under Brew, the Bobcats posted an 18-29 record, including an 8-8 mark in 2004. Ohio went 5-10 in her initial campaign and finished 5-11 this past season. The Bobcats received eight all-conference selections under Brew, including the first two all-region honorees – Lindsey Hart in 2003 and Dana Dobbie in 2005 – since the program returned to varsity status in 1999.
“This was definitely a difficult decision because I know where the program is headed and I certainly wanted to be a part of that,” said Brew. “This program continues to gain respect on the national level. Ultimately, though, this is what I knew I had to do.”
Brew plans on moving to the Annapolis, Md., area with her six-month-old daughter Paige to be closer to her family. Although she would like to remain in coaching, she is also considering other options.
“In my opinion, this took a lot of courage for her because I know how much Kate loves this program, how much she loves her student-athletes and how much she loves coaching,” Dean added. “She and Paige will be missed by everyone in the department and we all wish them the best of luck.”
The Bobcats will begin an immediate search to find her replacement, according to Dean.