Coaching Staff

Kate (Madrinich) Brau
Women’s Basketball

Office Number: 218-262-6750
Office: PE 109
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MS Health Education Minnesota State University Mankato
MEd Education University of Minnesota Duluth
BAS Exercise Science University of Minnesota Duluth
Minor Coaching University of Minnesota Duluth
Minor Psychology University of Minnesota Duluth

Kate (Madrinich) Brau is entering her fifth season as head coach of Cardinal Women’s Basketball.

Coach Brau, a graduate of Hibbing High School played collegiately at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she received multiple awards during her four year tenure which included Freshman of the Year, All-Conference, All-Region and All-American honors. She is currently fourth in UMD’s all-time scoring record book.

Coach Brau continued her basketball career playing professionally for the country of Sweden, where she was able to compete at the highest level of play in Euro Basketball and lead her team to regional play.

Returning to the states, Coach Brau began her Women’s Basketball coaching career at the University of Minnesota Duluth where she served as a graduate assistant under the leadership of Karen Stromme and served with Bulldog Athletics for two seasons.

Following her relocation to Mankato, MN, Coach Brau coached various sports at the high school level, including basketball, until returning home to Hibbing Community College.

A native of Hibbing, MN, Kate is married to Brady Brau and resides in Hibbing. They have two children, Ray & Elizabeth.