A three-time Olympic medalist, Katie King Crowley (Salem, N.H.) was one of the most dynamic scorers in the world during her nine-year (1997-2006) playing career with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Today, she continues to be an important contributor to the growth and development of the game, including through her role as the head coach of the Boston College women’s ice hockey team.
King Crowley, with eight points (4G, 4A) in six games, helped the U.S. capture the very first gold medal awarded in women’s ice hockey at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. She went on to also earn an Olympic silver medal in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and helped Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2006 Games in Torino, Italy. King Crowley has 14 total Olympic goals, which put her tied for first in the U.S. record books, and her 23 Olympic points (14G, 9A) are fourth best.
King Crowley also donned the stars and stripes at six IIHF Women’s World Championships where she helped the U.S. to its first-ever gold medal in 2005 and silver-medal finishes in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004.
King Crowley competed in 223 career games with the U.S. Women’s National Team and ranks third all-time with 278 points (153G, 125A).
The Salem, New Hampshire, native attended Brown University where she was a standout athlete in both hockey and softball. She is a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year in hockey (1995, 1996, 1997) and was also named Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1997. She is the Bears all-time leader in points with 206 (123G, 83A) in 100 career games. King Crowley was also the Ivy League Player of the Year (1996) and Ivy League Pitcher of the Year (1997) in softball.
Prior to her collegiate career, King Crowley attended Salem High School where she was a three-sport varsity athlete, excelling in softball, basketball, and field hockey.
Following her retirement as a player in 2006, King Crowley joined the Boston College women’s ice hockey program as an assistant coach before assuming the head coaching position in 2007. In 16 seasons behind the Eagles’ bench, King Crowley has guided BC to six NCAA Frozen Fours (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), 11 NCAA Tournaments (2009, 2011-2019, 2021), five Hockey East regular-season titles (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18), three Hockey East tournament championships (2011, 2016, 2017) and six Beanpot crowns (2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).
Additionally King Crowley served as an assistant coach for two U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Teams at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship, helping Team USA to gold in 2009 and silver in 2010.