Kristin Hovie joined Scott Blanchard’s staff as assistant coach for prior to the 2018 season.
Her first year coaching the blue-and-gold was one for the record books as the Rams' 7-5 league ledger was the best since 2005 and Suffolk secured a spot in the conference semifinals after its first-ever win in the quarterfinals with a sweep of Lasell. That 3-0 win over the Lasers also marked the first time Suffolk defeated Lasell in program history. Anchored by senior All-GNAC third-team honoree Talia Lombardo, who graduated as the program's all-time aces leader and a member of Suffolk's 1,000-assist club, the Rams wrapped up teh season 12-17 overall.
Hovie and Blanchard have been on the same sideline together for the past two seasons as the pair each served as assistant coaches at Brown. Hovie comes to Boston after a two-year stint with the Bears.
She began her coaching career after capping off a four-year playing career at Binghamton. As a sophomore she led the Bears to the America East Conference title and the NCAA Tournament, where they competed against Penn State. In her final season at Binghamton, the outside hitter registered her 1,000th career kill on Senior Day.
Hovie graduated from Binghamton in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Rhetoric.