Katrina Stannard (formerly Bergeron) begins her fourth season at the helm of the women's basketball program. In her first year, Stannard led the SeaWolves to a program-best 24 wins and the team's first United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) National Tournament Final Four appearance. Coach Stannard has led the Lady SeaWolves to three consecutive Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) post-season births and has compiled a 66-20 overall record (.767), 38-8 YSCC. In her time at SMCC, Stannard has produced four USCAA All-American selections, three USCAA Academic All-Americans, and was honored as YSCC Coach of the Year in 2019.
Prior to SMCC, Stannard served as the Head Girls JV and Assistant Varsity Coach at South Portland High School helping the Red Riots to a Southern Maine regional finals appearance.
Stannard is a Maine native, Old Town Hall of Fame inductee, and graduate of Bowdoin College (2011). There she was a four-year member, senior captain, and 1,000-point scorer of the women’s basketball team. Stannard served one year as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Emmanuel College (Boston, Mass.) before pursuing a professional basketball career in Europe. Stannard played two seasons as the starting point guard for Leeds Carnegie (Leeds, UK) and another season with Aabyhoj Basketball Club (Aarhus, Denmark).
In 2013-14, Stannard received two master's degrees from Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, UK), in Sport Business and Sport Law and Society. During her time in Leeds, Stannard also worked as a community coach with a strong focus on developing the youth basketball program in the area.
Stannard describes her vision for the SMCC program, “After my many years of playing and coaching, I have come to develop four core coaching beliefs: communication, trust, efficiency, and enthusiasm. I have a passion for coaching and leadership as well as empowering young women to become their best.”
In addition to her duties at SMCC, Stannard works as a Relationship Manager at Fidelity Investments and resides in Falmouth with her husband Jack.
(Updated July 2019)