Kate Gunts, a four-year letter winner on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, and a 2008 graduate of Wilton High School, has been named UNH women’s lax assistant coach, as announced by head coach Sarah Albrecht.
Gunts graduated magna cum laude with a Communications degree in 2012. The Wilton native compiled a 20-9 career record in 42 career games (28 starts). As a freshman in 2009, Gunts ranked fourth in the nation with an 8.18 goals-against average. She played in 16 of 19 games that season with 11 starts and had a 9-5 record. Gunts recorded a.421 save percentage with a 5-1 record in 2010. As a senior in 2012, she went 3-1 with a personal single-season best .444 save percentage.
Gunts was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years for recording a grade-point-average higher than 3.50.
“I’m very excited to be welcoming Kate Gunts to the staff and am looking forward to her contribution to the program being an alum and her expertise as a goalkeeper and defensive coach,” Albrecht said. “She brings a lot of enthusiasm about the program and has a passion to push this program further. She complements the existing coaching staff with her coaching style and her personality.”
Prior to returning to her alma mater, Gunts was an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan University for two seasons (2015, 2016). The Battling Bishops improved by three games from her first to second year as the goalkeepers’ save percentage improved from .388 to .410. Two student-athletes garnered All-North Coast Athletic Conference Second Team recognition in 2015, and freshman goalie Kelly Coffyn was named an All-NCAC Honorable Mention selection this year.
Gunts served as head goalkeepers coach with the Revolution Lacrosse Club (Westchester, N.Y.) for more than a year before beginning her collegiate coaching career at Ohio Wesleyan.
After graduating from UNH, Gunts spent two years as a production assistant with NBC Sports/Olympics, where she worked with Sunday Night Football as well as both the Summer Olympics in London and Winter Olympics in Sochi.