Harrington Names Christy Utter Assistant Field Hockey Coach

July 20, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown Field Hockey Coach Tara Harrington '94 has announced the hiring of Christy Utter as an assistant field hockey coach. A two-time NCAA Champion and 1996 graduate of North Carolina, Utter has spent the past eight years on the field hockey staff at the University of Louisville, including the past year as the Associate Head Coach.

"We are very excited to have Christy Utter join the field hockey staff at Brown," said Harrington. "She has a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the highest levels. Our student-athletes are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her."

While with the Cardinal, Utter assisted with all aspects of the field hockey program, which has consistently been ranked in the NCAA top 20 as well as earning the top GPA in all of Division I field hockey for two straight years. With Utter on the sidelines, Louisville won back-to-back MAC Championships (2003 and 2004) and made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal joined the Big East Conference and won the 2006 Regular Season Championship after only its second year in the conference.

In addition to her responsibilities at Louisville, Utter was also active with USA Field Hockey's High Performance Training Center. As an Assistant Coach for the Midwest Team in 2006, Utter helped to guide the team to a third place finish in the National Championships. Prior to coaching the Midwest Team, Utter was active in the Futures Olympic Developmental Program, serving as the Head Coach for the Houston site in 1997 and 1998 and the Head Coach for the Louisville site from 1999-2006.

A 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a BA in Communication Studies, Utter helped to lead the Tarheels to back-to-back NCAA Championships (1995 & 1996), while co-captaining the 1996 squad. An ACC All-Conference selection in 1996, Utter was named to the 1995 NCAA All-Tournament Team as the Tarheels capped off an undefeated season with a national championship.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Utter received a master's degree in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville in 2004.