|Title:||Graduate Assistant Coach|
Kaitlin Degnan enters her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Mercy College women’s basketball team under Head Coach Kelli Dunlay.
Degnan’s experience includes being the Head Coach in the Catholic Youth organization basketball (ages 8-13) since 2005. She also competed at the collegiate level as a Presidential Scholar for Manhattanville College as a two-sport athlete in basketball and softball, leading both teams to the Freedom Conference Championship game on multiple occasions.
Making 12 starts over 77 appearances in her four years on the basketball squad, Degnan shot .418 from the field for her career and served as team captain in her senior year while receiving the Freedom Conference Sportsmanship Award and being named to the All Freedom Academic Team each of her four seasons (minimum 3.2 grade point average). Degnan also served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in her senior year.
Degnan is a 2007 graduate of Irvington High School, where she lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball, earning All-Section and All-league honors her final two years in basketball and three years in softball. She also earned the Enterprise Rivertowns Athlete of the Year award.
Degnan is a 2011 graduate of Manhattanville College with a bachelor’s degree in education and history and is pursuing a master’s in adolescent education with a certificate in special education as a graduate student at Mercy. She is certified to teach social studies in grades 5-12 in New York State and has served as a student teacher at Fox Lane Middle and High Schools in Fall 2010.
She resides in Irvington, N.Y.