SCHENECTADY — Katie Marcella has been named the women’s basketball head coach at Union College, the school announced Friday.
Marcella, a former Guilderland High School standout, comes to Union following a six-year stint at Hartwick College, where she led the Hawks to a 71-58 record in her first five seasons. The Hawks did not play in the 2020-21 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Marcella guided Hartwick to one of the best seasons in program history in 2018-19, posting a 23-5 record and sweeping the Empire 8 regular-season and tournament championships for the first time ever. As a result, she earned Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year honors and was named the Division III Women’s Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
Marcella succeeds Mary Ellen Burt, who retired in May following 26 seasons and 344 wins at Union.