Kathryn Hagglund enters her first year as Duke's assistant rowing coach. Hagglund's primary responsibilities will be assisting with recruiting and developing walk-on athletes to contribute to the varsity squad.
A native of London, Ontario, Hagglund comes to Duke after spending time as a graduate assistant at her alma mater, the University of Louisville. Hagglund received her bachelor's degree ('08) in Exercise Science with a minor in Community Health and later earned her master's degree ('11) in Exercise Physiology.
A former standout for the Louisville Cardinals' rowing team, Hagglund was a member of the squad for four years, serving as team captain from 2005-2008. During her tenure, Hagglund was named to the CanAmMex Junior National Team, Selection Camp U23 Canadian National Team and was the 2007 Big East Champion in the Second Varsity Eight while helping the Cardinals' program to a top national ranking.
In 2008, Hagglund served as assistant men's and women's rowing coach at St. Lawrence University for the 2008-09 season where she was a member of the 2009 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year after helping the Saints receive a bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships which was their second appearance in school history finishing seventh overall.
In 2010, Hagglund decided to return to her alma mater to be a graduate assistant and to receive her master's degree.
In 2011, Hagglund was a member of the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year after guiding the Cardinals to a second place finish in the third varsity eight and second overall as a team at the Big East Championships.
Hagglund currently resides in Durham where she enjoys triathlons, hiking, traveling, and baking.