Kate Achter was named associate head coach in her fourth year as a member of the St. Bonaventure coach staff. “This is a title Kate has earned and deserves," said head coach Jim Crowley. "Her work ethic, commitment, and dedication to our student-athletes are tremendous assets to our program.”
Achter assisted in the Bonnies 24-11 record in 2013-14, which ultimately resulted in a trip to the Second Round of the WNIT. St. Bonaventure was originally voted to finish ninth in the preseason poll but with the help Achter’s guidance, SBU finished second in the Atlantic 10 and reached the semifinals of the A-10 Championship.
During the 2011-12 season, she helped the Bonnies to a program-record 31 wins and a trip to the Sweet 16. SBU went through the always competitive Atlantic 10 Conference schedule at a perfect 14-0 en route to winning the A-10 regular season title outright.
In 2010-11, Achter helped lead the
Bonnies to what was then their third straight 20-win season,
finishing with a 21-12 record and a trip to the Second Round of the
Achter served as a graduate assistant for athletic development at Bowling Green for a year prior to joining Crowley's staff in 2010.
A 2008 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Achter was an All-American point guard for the Falcons. During her career, Bowling Green won four consecutive Mid-American Conference championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times and won a total of 108 games against only 21 losses. In 2007, Achter led the Falcons to the Sweet 16 as the team's starting point guard, and played every minute of BGSU's first two games to get the Falcons to that point.
Achter ranks fifth in Bowling Green women's basketball history with 1,580 points. She also is the Falcons' all-time leader in assists with 688, and free throws with 551.
After college, Achter played professionally for one season with Palaio Faliro in Athens, Greece. She returned to Bowling Green in the winter of 2009 and was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. Prior to that, Achter was a volunteer assistant coach at Pike Delta York High School in Delta, Ohio.