Kate Pfeifer is the current head coach of the field hockey program at the University of Vermont and in her ninth year with the Catamounts. Prior to UVM, she coached at Northeastern University in Boston, where she helped the Huskies field hockey team qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2011 and 2012.
Pfeifer also works with USA field hockey through their development program, and holds a Level II coaching accreditation from USAFH. Pfeifer spent her playing career at the University of Michigan (2000-04) where she won four Big Ten Championships and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, which included a National Championship in 2001. The Wolverines’ 2001 National Championship was the first for any women's team in the history of the Michigan athletic program.
Pfeifer was the recipient of the Brian Fishman Award in 2003 for exceptional work ethic, passion and pursuit of excellence. She received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2004 and was a three time Academic All-Big Ten Award winner.
Pfeifer graduated from Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and earned a master's degree in business administration at Northeastern in 2010.
Maryette Stuart Assistant Director
Maryette Stuart joined the field hockey staff in February 2019 as an Associate Head Coach. In addition to her duties with the current team, she serves as the recruiting coordinator for the program.
Prior to UVM, Stuart spent four seasons as an assistant at James Madison, including her final year as associate head coach for the Dukes. Prior to working at JMU, Stuart spent three seasons as an assistant at Holy Cross in Worcester.
During her four year playing career at Boston University, she was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll. Stuart served as team captain and starting midfielder as a senior. She also won the team Strength and Conditioning award in 2007 and 2010. Stuart received her B.S. in Health Sciences in 2010 and her Master of Education with a specialization in physical education, strength & conditioning in 2011 from Boston University.