Kent State’s field hockey team recently announced the hiring of Caitlin Walsh as its assistant coach for the 2019 season. Walsh comes to Kent State from Davidson, where she has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach.
“I am very excited to welcome Caitlin to the Kent State family,” Head Coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer said. “I have been fortunate to know Caitlin as a player and coach, and she has always been extremely passionate about the game and developing young women. Her experience at a competitive program like Old Dominion, with its wonderful field hockey tradition, will be a huge asset for our program here at Kent State. I am confident that Caitlin’s work ethic and experience in recruiting will help Kent State continue to build upon its legacy of winning.”
At Davidson, Walsh assisted in all aspects of the program, including practice and game planning, recruiting, travel and video analysis.
Prior to her stint at Davidson, Walsh spent a year as an assistant athletic-academic advisor at Old Dominion while coaching for the Focus Field Hockey Club in Norfolk, Va. following a stellar collegiate career with the Monarchs.
As an assistant athletic-academic advisor, Walsh developed academic support plans, monitored study hall sessions and helped student-athletes create weekly academic goals.
At Focus Field Hockey, Walsh provided one-on-one instruction and team training for players ranging from beginners to advanced skill levels, working to educate players about the rules and improve their fundamental skills.
In her collegiate career at Old Dominion, Walsh was a three-year starter for the Monarchs in the midfield and on defense, starting 59 games. She finished her career with 14 points on five goals and four assists, helping her team to two Colonial Athletic Association titles (2011-12), three Big East Tournament appearances (2013-15) and three NCAA Tournament appearances (2011-13).