Kayte Holtz is in her sixth season as an assistant on the Hamilton College women's hockey coaching staff. Holtz has helped guide the Continentals to four appearances in the NESCAC championship quarterfinals. In the last two seasons Holtz has coached a two-time first team all-American, two NESCAC players of the year and five all-conference honorees. She helped lead the Hamilton women to a 13-8-4 overall record as they tied for third place in the NESCAC standings last season. The team led Division III in penalty kill and was fifth in scoring defense.
In 2016-17 the Continentals won a program-record 14 games and finished fifth in Division III in scoring defense and third in penalty kill with Holtz's assistance. The Hamilton women finished with an overall record of 14-8-3 and ended up in third place in the NESCAC standings with a 9-5-2 conference record. The Continentals were the third seed for the 2017 NESCAC championship -- the best seeding for the event in team history.
A 2013 graduate of Bowdoin College, Holtz earned first team all-America honors as a senior after she helped the Polar Bears to the NESCAC title and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III championship. Bowdoin finished the season with an overall record of 21-5-2, including 12-3-1 in the conference.
Holtz was a three-time first team NESCAC all-star and served as a team captain her senior year. She finished her Bowdoin career with 68 goals and 55 assists for 123 points in 106 games. Holtz's best season was 2010-11 when she scored 25 goals and ended up with 36 points. She held the Polar Bears' record for most short-handed goals in a career with six when she graduated.
Holtz earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. She is from New Berlin, Wis.