|Hometown:||St. Catharine's, Ontario|
|High School:||St. Francis Catholic Secondary School|
|Alma Mater:||Clemson '13|
Katie Bruggeling is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Clemson program. The first-year coach spent the last four seasons (2010-2013) as a coxswain for the Tigers.
Bruggeling will work primarily with the student-athletes in the varsity boats. In addition, she will lead the video analysis and technical review for the varsity group as well as assist with recruiting.
Bruggeling is the third Tiger rower to also become an assistant coach at Clemson. She joins Jessica Leidecker and Farrell Finstand as the only former Tigers to do so. Leidecker was an assistant coach from 2011-2013, during which time Bruggeling was a member of the team.
During her rowing career at Clemson, Bruggeling earned three CRCA All-South Region honors, two Academic All-ACC honors and was twice named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She is one of just three Clemson rowers to earn three all-region honors during her time at Clemson.
Bruggeling coxed the 1st Varsity 8+ in 26 of 29 regattas in her career, including a stretch of 22 straight at one point. She made two NCAA Championship appearances as a coxswain in the 1st Varsity 8+ in 2010 and 2011 and coxed the 1V8 that was named ACC Crew-of-the-Year in 2011.
The native of St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada also earned six gold medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta from 2009-2012.
Bruggeling earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Clemson on May 10, 2013.