|Title:||Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services / Senior Woman Administrator|
|Sport Administrator for:||Baseball, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball|
Kayla Koch was hired as Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services in February 2018, bringing to the Bears a diverse skill-set with administrative experience both in and out of collegiate athletics and as a former student-athlete and coach. She also is an adjunct professor for sport management at SUNY College at Old Westbury.
The Kings Park, New York native is responsible for all compliance activities, monitoring recruiting and student-athlete eligibility, serving as SAAC liaison, and has direct supervision of the baseball, women's soccer, and women's volleyball teams.
Koch returns to college athletics after several years working in various corporate roles and most recently having worked as an executive assistant for Major League Baseball's New York Mets franchise. Working within their legal and human resources departments, she worked closely with the executive vice president and chief legal officer, responsible for employee onboarding, assisting with HR event logistics, and liaising with outside law firms.
A former women's basketball student-athlete, she started at Division II Concordia College before concluding her career in the Skyline Conference, playing for Farmingdale State College, where she helped the squad capture the league title and earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2010. While with the Rams, she was also a member of SAAC.
After her collegiate playing career was over, she continued as a coach with stints as an assistant at New York Institute of Technology (2012-13) and Dowling College (2014-15), both Division II members of the East Coast Conference. Koch also was an athletics compliance graduate intern for Division I Stony Brook University (2015). She also played semi-professionally in 2017 for the for the Long Island Storm of the Women's ABA league.
Koch received a Bachelors of Science in technology studies from Farmingdale State in 2012 and Masters of Professional Studies in sport management from St. John's University in 2016.