Kate Kurzanski joined Alix Barrale's staff in the summer of 2017. In 2016 Kurzanski served as the assistant field hockey coach at Division III Union College in Schenectady, NY. Her main duties included program recruitment, practice planning, statistics/video breakdown, and game day management. Kurzanski coached three Liberty League All Star honorees as well as one ECAC Division III North Field Hockey All-Star Team selection.
From 2014 to present, Kurzanski coached at the WNY Whalers Field Hockey Club in Buffalo, NY, coaching elite field hockey players in the Western New York area, where she was predominantly in charge of the U19 team.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Kurzanski graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2014 with a B.A. in Business and with a concentration in Sport Business Management. In 2016 Kurzanski earned a Master's in Business Administration from Niagara University.
Collegiately Kurzanski played at Mercyhurst from 2010-12. Her first collegiate coaching opportunity came in 2012 when she was an assistant coach at Mercyhurst in charge of practice plans, recruiting, game day management and game day statistics until 2014. Kurzanski was a four-time NFHCA All-Academic Team Member and four time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete. While at Mercyhurst, Kurzanski coached six All-PSAC Team honorees including two ECAC Division II All-Star selections as well as two Longstreth/NFHCA and Synapse Sports All-American selections.