In the Fall of 2016, Coach Kathy James began her 20th year heading the Kent Denver field hockey. “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.
Coach James emphasizes hard work, empathy, leadership, sportsmanship and respect in her players, and believes the end result isn’t what matters, but how players act when they get there does.
In her time at Kent Denver, Coach James has led her teams to 10 State Championships—more than any other field hockey coach in the state—and four State Runners-Up along the way. 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.