Brule tabbed as girls basketball head coach

Former college player and current English instructor on campus makes the jump from assistant to head coach of the program.

Brian Muldoon
July 2, 2021
Phillips Exeter Academy Basketball Katie Brule

The Exeter Athletics Department has announced Katie Brule as the head coach of the girls varsity basketball program.

Brule came to Exeter at the start of the 2020-21 academic year as an intern instructor in the English Department after graduating from Williams College. In addition to her classroom duties, Brule was an assistant field hockey coach and an assistant for the girls basketball program.

 “We are thrilled to have Coach Brule lead our girls basketball program,” said Exeter Director of Physical Education and Athletics Jason Baseden. “She has made an immediate impact in our community during her first year on campus. She is a leader, a terrific role model for our students, and an impactful coach, and we are excited for to take the reins of our program.”

“Exeter has allowed me to be more than just a teacher,” Brule  said. “I want to be integrated into the students’ lives in a way that shows a lot of care for them, getting to know them as the incredible young people that they are, and I’ve been able to do that on the basketball court and in other ways on campus. The Exeter community is so impressive — both the students and the adults on campus — and I look forward to helping students reach their goals both on and off the court.”

Brule made her mark during her time at Williams, where she was a captain of the women’s basketball team during her senior season, helping lead the Ephs to an NCAA Division III Sweet 16 appearance. Brule started each of the 53 games during her junior and senior seasons, was a three-time New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic selection and was all named to the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team during her junior and senior seasons.


Editor's note: This feature first appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of The Exeter Bulletin.