Kate Deren enters her ninth season as an assistant coach for the field hockey program at Wesleyan in 2017. A 2009 graduate of Southern Connecticut State, Deren was a two-year field hockey team captain and earned 2007 Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-American First Team laurels. She was also a Northeast-10 All-Academic Team selection and an NFHCA National Academic Squad choice.
Named SCSU's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007-08, she earned her degree in graphic design.
From 2005 through 2009, she coached high-school aged field hockey players at the Breakaway Field Hockey Camp.