Outstanding coach and athletic director at Holton Arms School, All-Met coach of the year, selector and coach of schoolgirl teams at regional and national tournaments, graduate of Frostburg State and Towson State, pioneering founder of summer league and youth lacrosse, athletic director, lacrosse official, vice president of the Potomac Chapter, frequent participant in camps and clinics.
The phenomenal growth of girls’ lacrosse in the greater Washington, DC area over the past two decades was the result of hard work and organization by numerous individuals. Among the leading coaches and officials who devoted substantial portions of time to facilitate this growth, the name of Kimberly Hutcherson is prominent.
Lacrosse has been a significant part of Kim’s life since her schoolgirl days. Recruited to UMBC from Towson High School, she led her college team to an undefeated season. In two seasons as the starting goalkeeper, Kim earned athlete of the week honors and the unsung hero award, in addition to setting season and career records for save percentage. Kim finished her degree and college lacrosse experience at Frostburg State, where she continued her outstanding play in the goal for the Bobcats. She went on to earn a master’s degree in secondary education at Towson State.
Arriving in Washington, DC in 1987, Kim had already done coaching stints at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore and Wells College in central NY. For the next 18 years, Holton-Arms School was the beneficiary of her talents. Serving also as director of athletics and coach of field hockey, Kim quickly brought the Panthers’ lacrosse program to a new level. She was named the Washington Post All-Met coach of the year in 1991. In addition, for her many achievements and involvements, Kim was twice named as District 2 athletic director of the year by the Maryland State Athletic Director’s Association.
Kim’s contributions to the development of lacrosse in the region were not limited to the Holton Arms campus. She co-founded and directed the Washington Women’s Summer Lacrosse League as well as MYLA Junior Lacrosse. For many years, she directed area camps, clinics, and an indoor league. Kim coached numerous teams in post-season all-star games at the local, regional and national tournaments. She served as selector and official for both regional and national tournament try-outs. She also wore a whistle for five years as a lacrosse official with the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association.
Kim has always stepped forward to serve in professional organizations. She served as an officer and commissioner of the Independent School League. She gave generously of her time as a member of the board of the Potomac Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and is very active with the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Since 2005, Kim has served as the athletic director at St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, MD, where she also coaches lacrosse. She and her Jack Russell terrier, Rebel, reside in Rockville, MD.