Kollar leaves Cobleskill for Macalester College

SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball coach Katie Kollar, a Johnstown High School graduate, talks with her team during a timeout. Kollar is leaving Cobleskill to become women’s coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. (Photo submitted)

COBLESKILL — SUNY Cobleskill Athletic Director, Marie Curran-Headley announced the resignation head women’s basketball coach Katie Kollar on Tuesday.

Kollar, a Johnstown High School graduate, has accepted the head women’s basketball coaching position at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.

“I am grateful to Katie for her tireless effort to elevate SUNY Cobleskill athletic program as a coach, an instructor and within the Cobleskill community,” said Curran-Headley in a pressrelease. “Coach Kollar is an outstanding basketball coach and a great mentor to all the Fighting Tiger athletes.”

During her tenure with the Fighting Tigers her teams posted a 46-55 overall record including a 28-40 mark in North Eastern Athletic Conference action with a high water mark during the 2016-17 season when she led the program to 14-12 overall record with a 10-8 mark in NEAC action which earned the Orange & Black a bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Also under Kollar’s direction, Fighting Tiger players were selected to the All-NEAC Team four times.

“Katie has laid a strong foundation for the future success of the SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball program. I wish Katie and her family all the best and success at Macalester.” said Curran-Headley in the release.

A national search for the next Cobleskill head coach will begin immediately.


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