Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College Athletics
9601 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
Division 2 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small National competitor


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Kate Scattergood

With past head coaching appointments at Susquehanna University (2002-2006), Washington & Jefferson College (2006-2012), and most recently, at Kutztown University (2012-2017), Kate Scattergood has been tabbed by Director of Athletics and Recreation Lynn Tubman as the next head coach for the Chestnut Hill College women’s lacrosse team.

Scattergood began her intercollegiate coaching career at Roanoke College, where she served as the assistant coach for both the women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams for the 2001-2002 season. She continued her renaissance-man career at Susquehanna University. As the River Hawks’ Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Assistant Field Hockey Coach, and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Scattergood was not only responsible for the coaching and recruiting for two varsity teams, but she was also responsible for maintenance of the Clyde H. Jacobs Fitness Center, as well as, the physical training for Susquehanna University’s 22 intercollegiate athletic programs.

A move to Washington & Jefferson College in 2006 gave Scattergood the opportunity to focus on her craft. As the Presidents’ first Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, she developed Washington & Jefferson College into a three-time Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) Championship Tournament qualifier. Scattergood continued her upward trajectory at Kutztown University, where she reestablished the Golden Bears as a competitive team in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Under Scattergood, the Golden Bears accumulated 22 wins over the course of five seasons and was twice named an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Squad (2014, 2016).

Scattergood earned her bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Shippensburg University in 1998, after a stellar intercollegiate career for the Raiders. The three-time captain (1996-1998) was a three-time All-PSAC performer, garnering Second Team status in 1996 and 1997, before receiving First Team honors in her senior season (1998).

Scattergood earned her Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification in 2001 and has worked for several camps and clinics over the course of her coaching career, including the Intrepid Elite Lacrosse Club (2010, 2012-2013), Mt. Lebanon Youth Organization Camp, Silverheels Lacrosse Club, VIP Lacrosse Camp, Newtown Field Hockey Camps, and the William Penn Charter Lacrosse and Field Hockey Camps. She currently resides in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

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Melissa Furey

Melissa Furey joined the Chestnut Hill College women’s lacrosse coaching staff prior to the 2017 season as an assistant under Head Coach Kate Scattergood. She previously served as Coach Scattergood’s assistant coach at Kutztown University from 2013 to 2017.

As Coach Scattergood’s goalkeeper coach and defensive coordinator, Furey was responsible for the organization and implantation of defensive systems and concepts. She also coordinated all team travel, monitored student-athlete academic success, and assisted in the recruitment of prospective high school student-athletes. Prior to collegiate coaching, Furey was the head coach of the Upper Perkiomen High School Girls’ Lacrosse program from 2007-2013 and an assistant coach for North Penn High School for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Outside of collegiate game, Furey spent a year (2012-2013) as Lacrosse Evolution’s King of Prussia Facility Director, Director of Women’s Lacrosse, and the Director of Women’s Goalie Schools. She also coached for the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse teams of Philadelphia and Berks counties (2014-2018).

Furey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from Ursinus College in 2004. There, she played four years of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III lacrosse as a goalkeeper for the Bears.

Aside from coaching, Furey was a health and physical education teacher in the East Penn School District (2010-2011) and at Upper Perkiomen High School (2006-2009). She currently resides in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.

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