Katie Tarr was promoted to Associate Athletic Director at Bryn Mawr in the spring of 2016.
Tarr's role as Associate Athletic Director includes oversight of many of the day-to-day operations of the department. She serves as the director of facilities and operations, including gameday procedures as well as leadership of the department's sports medicine, athletics communications, and fitness/strength and conditioning programs. She also manages the department’s budgets. Tarr continues to serve as Senior Woman Administrator, a position she has held since 2009.
Tarr’s career at Bryn Mawr began as head coach for the Owls lacrosse team, a position she held from 2003 to 2016. Tarr's teams succeeded both on and off the field, with her squads and players receiving too many academic awards and recognitions to list. Tarr posted the highest career winning percentage with the lacrosse program of any coach since 1994. Tarr also served as the head basketball coach at Bryn Mawr for five seasons, and once again she is the winningest coach in that program since 1994. She also served as an assistant field hockey coach for two seasons.
During her playing years at Swarthmore, Tarr was a dominant force on the lacrosse field. She set the Centennial Conference record for most goals scored in a career with 260, a record that stood late into the 2000s. She was named both First Team All-Centennial Conference and Eastern Coast Athletic Conference All-Star twice. Tarr also built successful basketball and field hockey careers at Swarthmore. Across twelve seasons of varsity athletics at Swarthmore in three sports, Tarr never experienced a losing season. She received both the May E. Parry and the Eleanor Kay Hess awards for dedication to Swarthmore athletics and leadership in the department. In 2018, Tarr was inducted into the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tarr received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Swarthmore College in 2002 and a Master of Science in Education, Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.