Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
After joining the Blue Devil staff in 2011, Britt Broady begins her fourth season as an assistant coach with the Duke field hockey program, working primarily with the defense and goalkeepers.
During a historic 2013 campaign that included a run to the NCAA championship match, Broady saw goalkeeper Lauren Blazing post a 1.48 goals against average and rank fifth nationally in save percentage en route to collecting third team All-America honors. Defender Paula Heimbach also garnered All-America recognition for the second consecutive year. In her first season at Duke, Broady directed a defense that ranked second in the conference and eighth nationally with a 1.2 goals against average. She also supervised the goalie unit, including All-America, All-South region and All-ACC honoree Samantha Nelson. The senior ranked seventh nationally in goals against average (1.23), posted the best save percentage in the ACC (.723) and recorded six shutouts on the year, bringing her final career total to 18.
Broady joined the Blue Devils after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach under Pam Bustin at the University of Louisville. With the Cardinals, her responsibilities included recruiting, goalkeeper training and performance, on-field skill and tactics - especially of the defense and penalty corner units - and camp organization. Under her guidance, two Louisville goalkeepers earned NFHCA All-America honors, in addition to garnering conference Goalkeeper of the Year recognition.
Prior to her stint at Louisville, Broady served as an assistant coach for two seasons at American University, helping guide the Eagles to a pair of Patriot League Tournament championships.
A native of Auburn, Maine, Broady was a four-year starting goalkeeper at Dartmouth College, where she earned All-Ivy League honors in addition to serving as team captain and garnering team MVP accolades. A member of the class of 2001, she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Brain and Psychological Sciences and Biology while also ranking second in the Dartmouth records in both season and career goals-against average.
In addition to her coaching experience at the collegiate level, Broady is also involved with U.S. Field Hockey, serving as a regional administrator and assistant coach for the USA High Performance Midwest Team since 2009.
As one of USA Field Hockey’s Olympic Development and High Performance coaches, she has coached at several USA camps, including the Junior National Camp, Futures Development Invitational Camp (FDIC) for Futures Elite, High School Open and College Open. She is currently the head coach for the Futures development program in Louisville and was chosen by USA Field Hockey to be a selector at the Regional and National Futures Tournaments and the Junior National Camp. In the past, she served as a site director and head coach for the Futures program in New Hampshire and continued coaching in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Broady is currently a Level III Certified Coach by USA Field Hockey, receiving pending accreditation in June, 2012.
Broady and her husband, Jimmy, currently live in Durham with their daughter, Shea.