United Soccer Leagues hired Kate Thibault as associate director of youth league operations and ODP coordinator in November of 2008. She was named director, youth league operations & ODP in 2010.
Thibault joined USL from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, where she had been a member of the organization’s staff since August of 2007, coordinating the administration and operation of numerous sports programs and events.
Among the programs Thibault helped manage while at IMG Academies, in addition to the organization’s USL PDL game-day operations, were the baseball training academy, the Eddie Herr Tennis tournament and the Nike Friendlies soccer tournament. Prior to joining IMG Academies, Thibault coached boys and girls soccer for the Massachusetts District Soccer Association. Thibault is a graduate of Boston College (2007) and holds a Masters in Science in Education with emphasis on Sport Management/Administration from the University of Miami (2008).