Katie Mollot has been named an assistant coach for the Hofstra Pride Women's Lacrosse team, a move that has lured her away from her head coaching position at SUNY Farmingdale.
The decision to install the 2004 Sachem High School graduate at Hofstra was announced on Monday. She'll be joining Head Coach Shannon Smith, and Assistant Coach Katie Hertsch, all of whom are starting at their new positions for the first year.
“Katie Mollot brings an enormous amount of experience in the coaching field both as a former assistant and head coach," Smith stated in the released announcement. "She knows what it takes to win as a player and as a coach to achieve conference championships and berths to the NCAA Tournament. Katie Mollot will be a great role model for our players."
Mollot began her coaching career at Colgate University, where she served as an assistant, and helped design the team's defense which was ranked 6th in the nation. Colgate captured the Patriot League title in 2009. Mollot took over at SUNY Farmingdale in 2010, where she went from an 8-8 record to a 13-2 overall record in 2012. As a coach, Mollot's record is 21-10.
Mollot comes from a royal family of Long Island lacrosse. Her father, Steve, coached boy's lacrosse at Massapequa High School, and her brother, Mike, helped keep Sachem a dominant force in the sport, before playing for the University of Maryland. and her family back when she first joined SUNY Farmingdale.
Hofstra's 2012-13 Women's Lacrosse schedule has not yet been released.