Katy Mitton
Katy Mitton
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: kmitton@amherst.edu

Katy Mitton joined the Amherst College women's basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2019-20 year, as announced by Head Coach G.P. Gromacki.

A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mitton graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies & Religious Studies. Three years later, Mitton received a Masters of Education with a concentration in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Mitton was a four-year letter winner with the Mules women's basketball team, and she won two Centennial Conference championships as a player. In 2011, she played against Amherst in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA D3 Women's Basketball tournament. Amherst won that game 79-60 on their way to the program's first national title. 

In May of 2014, Mitton began coaching for Muhlenberg, and was part of a coaching staff to win three Centennial Conference titles. They were the first school in the conference to "threepeat" in the Centennial.

During her time with Muhlenberg, Mitton coached two-time All-American Brandi Vallely '18, who was the NCAA statistical champion in 2016 for Assists per Game with and holds the Career Assists Record for both Muhlenberg College & the Centennial Conference (655). 

She also coached Rachel Plotke '18, the 2016 NCAA statistical champion for 3-Point Percentage (48.6%), which set the school record at Muhlenberg. Plotke also set both the school and conference record for consecutive free throws made (55). 

In April 2019, Mitton attended the Inaugural Women Coaches NextUP program, conducted by Women Leaders in College Sport, partnered with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

NextUP is a program geared towards promoting the advancement and retention of female basketball coaches in college athletics.  Mitton was part of a select number of elite women's basketball assistants to attend this workshop-style program, where she learned from college athletic administrators about leadership and career advancement.