Kate Drohan Biography

Kate Drohan is the current head coach of the Big Ten Conference’s Northwestern Wildcats softball team and a former NCAA softball player. She guided Northwestern to the Women’s College World Series in 2006 and a national runner-up finish in 2022.

Tammy Williams and Eileen Canney, both athletes, have received her mentoring. She played college softball with the Providence Friars in the Big East Conference from 1992 to 1995, where she was a three-time All-Conference selection.

Early Life 

Kate Drohan was born on December 24, 1973. Jack Drohan was her father while Janet was her mother and she grew up with her twin sister Caryl. Her father Jack used to work as an arson investor in Yonkers, NY. Drohan received a biology degree from Providence College in 1995.

She was named to the All-Big East team in 1992, 1994, and 1995 while playing softball at Providence. After the 2001 season, when long-time head softball coach Sharon Drysdale retired, Kate Drohan was elevated as head coach of the Northwestern softball team.

Kate Drohan Career

Drohan relocated from Boston College, where she spent two seasons as the Eagles assistant coach, to Evanston. From 1995 to 1997, she worked as an assistant softball coach and as the assistant athletic director for facilities. Drohan performed game operations and administration for the Eagles in addition to her softball duties.

Drohan has given lectures to players, coaches, and students of the game around the nation. He is a highly regarded and in-demand clinician. Outside of the softball field, the business sector has expressed considerable interest in the leadership tools that Drohan has developed inside the program, leading to speaking engagements in the management field as well.

Drohan was elected President of the NFCA in October 2019 and will serve a three-year term commencing in 2020. Northwestern head coach Kate Drohan, who served as NFCA President (2020-22), has established the Wildcats as a perennial power, winning two Big Ten Championships and reaching the Women’s College World Series semifinals in back-to-back seasons, including a national runner-up performance in 2006.

In 2019, she led Northwestern to a 47-13 record and a return to the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time since 2008. Drohan guided the ‘Cats during a remarkable five-year span (2005–2009) during which NU posted a combined record of 215-77, making it four times to the NCAA Tournament Super Regional round.

She became the first private school in NCAA history to make it to the WCWS semifinals in a row (2006–07). Under Drohan, NU has appeared in 15 NCAA Tournaments and won six NCAA Regional championships. The Drohans became Northwestern softball’s all-time victories leaders on March 27, 2021, with a 15-7 victory over Wisconsin, their 641st career victory.

Kate Drohan Biography

Real Name Kate Drohan
Birth Date 24 December 1973
Age (as of 2023) 49 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Softball Coach
College Providence College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband?
Children Ellis

Personal Life

Kate is a mother who is raising her daughter Ellis at this moment. No information is available regarding who her husband is but she is fulfilling her duties as parents and providing her daughter both father as well mother’s love. Drohan resides in Evanston.

Kate Drohan Net Worth

Kate signed a contract extension with Northwestern University for five years in 2018. That means if she doesn’t get a further contract then she will be free from the post of head coach at Northwestern Athletics. While there is no information available regarding her salary or contract details, we guess she must be making a good amount of money from her successful career.


  • Her father needed a heart transplant when she was 10 years old. 
  • Jack, her father had nearly lost his life in 1984 because an anti-rejection drug damaged both of his kidneys. 
  • Her uncle Brian found a suitable match for this surgery but later it was discovered that Brian has prostate cancer. 
  • Her accomplishments include a remarkable five-year span (2005–2009) during which NU amassed a combined record of 215-77, advanced four times to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament, finished 2006 ranked No. 2 nationally, and became the first private school in NCAA history to make it to the WCWS semifinals in back-to-back seasons (2006–07).

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