Kaitlin Bradshaw '14 was hired as Assistant Volleyball Coach for the Blue in 2019.
Bradshaw appeared in 42 career matches and tallied 90 kills and 57 digs over two seasons for the Blue. Following graduation, she continued to work with the Blue volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach while also rising through the management ranks at Whole Foods Market, most recently at the regional level as a Specialty Team Leader. She graduated from Wellesley in 2014 with a degree in Anthropology and Psychology.
Bradshaw joined Wellesley through a grant from the Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching from the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Grants were awarded to institutions to support collegiate female coaches on the rise, assisting with living expenses, professional development and mentorship. Wellesley was one of 10 universities and colleges to receive the grant.
WSF designed the Fund to honor VanDerveer's legacy by providing schools with the opportunity to create fellowships for aspiring female collegiate coaches, giving them the support needed to jumpstart their careers. The fellowships will emphasize hands-on training and mentorship with established collegiate coaches as well as professional development and networking in order to identify paths to advancement.