Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College women's basketball has announced the hiring of Kate Dellinger as an assistant coach. The Bantams, coached by Emily Garner, finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 13-10 overall record and tied with Bates and Hamilton for eighth place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 3-7 league mark. Dellinger, who comes to Trinity after one year on the Johns Hopkins coaching staff, replaces Keyokah Mars-Garrick.
Dellinger graduated from the Widener University in 2013 with a degree in psychology, where she played four years of basketball and was an assistant coach for three seasons prior to Johns Hopkins. Dellinger garnered many individual accolades for her performance on the court and off at Widener. She was named as a CoSIDA Academic All-American, a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American and a D3 Hoops All-Mid-Atlantic Region honoree twice each, and was a Jostens Trophy Finalist, a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Woman of the Year Nominee and The Philadelphia Inquirer Women's Athletic Performer of the Year in 2013. Dellinger was also named the MAC Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year in 2012 and was a three-time, all-conference member.
Dellinger was also the athletic department's strength and conditioning specialist and the women's basketball recruiting coordinator at Widener, and coached the guards at both her alma mater and at Johns Hopkins. She owns a master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania, after receiving an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Dellinger has also been active in her community, including volunteer work with Special Olympics, Hoops From the Heart, which welcomes inner city kids for a day of basketball clinics, and Cradles to Crayons.
"I am thrilled to be joining Trinity College at such an exciting time as Coach Garner has just begun a new chapter of women's basketball, said Dellinger. "I look forward to working with some of the best and brightest athletes and helping build upon Trinity's already-rich academic and athletic success."