Kent Denver field hockey coach Kathy James wins 300th career game

Kent Denver Palmer Ridge field hockey championship

(Lance Wendt/

Kent Denver field hockey coach Kathy James reached a momentous milestone on Friday when she won the 300th game in her career.

The win, 3-1 over Denver East, came in the first round of the state tournament.

Her 300 wins are the most of any Colorado coach, according to the NFHS record book.

James, among the state's most impactful coaches in any sport, is now in her 22nd year as the coach at Kent. She was actually the Sun Devils' coach prior to field hockey's sanctioning in 1997.

Since that sanctioning, Kent Denver has won 10 championships, the most of any program in the state.

James — a five-time state coach of the year, and three-time sectional coach of the year — has not only built a successful program which is annually a contender for the state title, she is also a great advocate for the sport of field hockey as a whole. She has also coached for USA Field Hockey.