Former Ohio State standout and Canadian National Team member Kylee Reade returns for her third season as an assistant coach under Michele Uhlfelder. In her time at Stanford, she has helped lead the Cardinal to two-straight MPSF Championships and emerge as one of the top women's lacrosse programs in the nation. Last season, Reade helped Stanford become the first team from west of the Mississippi to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. In 2006-07, Reade will be primarily responsible for coaching the defense and midfield, and all facets of game management, home and away. She will also be heavily involved with the team's strength and conditioning program, tape exchange and hosted lacrosse events.
"Kylee brings to us a lot of experience from a diverse background," stated Uhlfelder. "We benefit from her international experience as a tough midfield competitor, as well as her background in ice hockey and box lacrosse."
Reade came to The Farm in 2004 following a stint as a lacrosse coach and an Assistant Instructor in Wellness at The Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana. While at Culver, her squads captured two Indiana state championships and posted an undefeated record against in-state competition. The London, Ontario native coached a High School All-American and a High School Academic All-American during her time at Culver. Reade also served as a health and physical education instructor and was instrumental in the planning and staging of the Indiana State Lacrosse Tournament as well as the Culver Invitational Tournament.
Reade brings a wealth of international experience to the Stanford staff, having played for her native Canada in two IFWLA World Cups. In 2001, she helped her team to a fourth place finish in High Wycombe, England. In the 2005 World Cup, in which her team finished fourth, she ranked in the top-five players for caused turnovers per game, and was nominated for the All-World Team. In the match with eventual World Champion Australia, Reade netted a goal for Canada with 19:30 remaining in the second half. In March, Reade was named to her first National Team coaching post, as an assistant for the Canadian U-19 team.
"Kylee is a very enthusiastic teacher," explained Uhlfelder. "She has the ability to analyze fundamentals, movement, and develop skills in players. Her success as a head coach at the high school level and her experience as a Canadian World Cup player are unique. We're excited about her knowledge and ability to break down aspects of the game with our players."
A four-year letter winner at Ohio State, Reade co-captained the 2002 Buckeye squad that posted an 11-5 mark and a second place finish in the American Lacrosse Conference. Reade was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection and was honored as an Academic All-Big Ten performer on three occasions. Her 28 caused turnovers during her junior season ranks 10th on the Buckeye's single-season chart. She is tied for sixth on the Ohio State career chart with 60 caused turnovers, and also ranks sixth on the career ground balls list with 123. Reade scored a career-high 15 goals as a freshman and was the lacrosse team representative to the Ohio State Student Athlete Advisory Board from 1998-2000. An ice hockey standout in addition to lacrosse, Reade was the co-captain of Ohio State's inaugural women's varsity ice hockey team from 1999-2000.
Reade has been extremely active on the camp circuit as well, having assisted on coaching staffs at camps hosted by Denison University, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Vermont and Ohio University. She has also served as a guest coach at Cardinal Elite club practices. Currently, Kylee is an assistant director of Stanford Girls' Lacrosse Camps, as well as co-director of the Western States Lacrosse Tournament, a 50-team tournament hosted by Stanford every year.
Reade and husband Todd were married in August in London, Ontario. The couple resides in Mountain View.