In the fall of 2018, Kathy James reached a significant coaching milestone with her 300th win—all of them as head coach at Kent Denver School.
With her emphasis on hard work, empathy, leadership, sportsmanship and respect in her players, Coach James believes the end result isn’t what matters, but how players act when they get there does.
“For the past 15 years, my players have had the same cheer at half time—Hoorah Tata. This cheer represents my coaching, sports and team philosophy. The truest definition of success in an athlete is the pure recognition that they are a part of something, they are a part of a team, a tradition, something bigger than themselves,” says Coach James.
In her time at Kent Denver, Coach James has led her teams to 11 State Championships—more than any other field hockey coach in the state—and five State Runners-Up finishes. In addition to a number of other honors, Coach James has been named Colorado Coach of the Year seven times since coming to Kent Denver.