Katy Steding named Boston University’s new head coach


Katy Steding is now headed to Boston University to lead the team as its head coach, following the resignation of Kelly Greenberg after 10 years on Boston’s staff.

The 1996 Olympic gold medalist is sure to bring the program to new heights, just as she did at Cal while working on player development. One such player, the WNBA’s Gennifer Brandon, left the Golden Bears as Cal’s all-time leading rebounder.

“Katy is one of the tremendous people in the coaching profession, and Boston University has made a terrific choice in selecting her to lead their Women’s Basketball program,” California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb said on the team’s website. “Just as our Cal players have, the young women at BU will benefit from her knowledge, experience, positive demeanor and leadership.”

Steding was brought to Cal after ten years of coaching experience that ranged from Division II basketball to the WNBA, when she worked as an assistant to the Atlanta Dream during their 2008 campaign.

“We are proud of the contributions she made here in Berkeley, and she will remain a part of the Cal family, as those bonds never go away. We are proud of Katy and my staff and I, as well as our players, will be rooting for the Terriers,” Gottlieb said.

Steding becomes the seventh coach of Boston University’s women’s team.

She takes over a squad that went 13-20 overall last year, and was 7-11 in conference play.