Field Hockey Canada > Kathy Broderick inducted into York University Sport Hall of Fame

Kathy Broderick, former Assistant Coach of the Women’s National Team, was inducted into the York University Sport Hall of Fame on Friday, September 23.  Many Team Canada Alumni were there to celebrate, including Tammy Holt, Sandra Levy, former Coach Marina van der Merwe, Gillian McCullough, Sheila Forshaw, Deb Fullerton, Sharon Creelman and FHC President Mary Cicinelli.  

group web.jpgFront Row from left to right: Maggie Gibb (former umpire), Tammy Holt (York U and WNT Alumnus), Kathy Broderick

Back Row from left to right: Sandra Levy (York U and WNT Alumnus), Dale Peltola (York U), Gail Stewart (York U), Marina van der Merwe (York U and former WNT Coach), Sharon Creelman (York U and WNT Alumnus), Gillian McCullough (York U and WNT Alumnus), Sheila Forshaw (York U and WNT Alumnus), Cathy Croucher (York U), Deb Fullerton (York U and Coach), Mary Cicinelli (York U and President of FHC)

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From Left to Right: Marina van der Merwe, Kathy Broderick, Mary Cicinelli


Kathy Broderick was the assistant coach of the field hockey and indoor hockey programs at York from 1978 to 1999. During that time, she helped guide the team to six CIAU silver medals, two CIAU bronze medals and seven OWIAA titles each in field hockey and indoor hockey.

Broderick was the assistant coach with the Canadian national team at three Pan American Games (1987, 1991, 1995), winning one silver medal and two bronze medals, five World Championships  winning silver (1983) and bronze(1986) medals and three Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992). Kathy was known as one of the top goalkeeping coaches in the world during her tenure with the national program. Broderick stayed at York after retiring from coaching the field hockey team and now serves as a faculty member with the School of Kinesiology & Health Science.

Source: York University