Kim Mathias, who has been with the Bulldogs since 2003 as an assistant coach, was promoted to associate head coach for the 2008-09 season. Mathias works primarily with Yale's defense.
During Mathias' tenure, the Bulldogs have won 87 games and set the school record for wins in a season (16 in 2004-05).
Mathias began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Union in 2003. Prior to that she played forward and defense for Providence, graduating with a degree in finance in 2002. She captained the Friars to an ECAC Eastern Championship her senior year and won the team's Unsung Hero Award in 1999-2000. She finished her career with 42 goals and 63 assists, leading the team in assists twice (22 in 2001-02 and 17 in 1999-2000).
Mathias also played in the USA Hockey Women's National Festival in the summers of 1999 and 2000. She is an Albany, N.Y., native and currently resides in Hamden, Conn.