Kelly Terwilliger
Kelly  Terwilliger

East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Ohio State '08


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January 16-22, 2012


Kelly Terwilliger Joins Ohio State Field Hockey Staff as Assistant Coach

Former Buckeye (2004-07) returns after three years at Ohio University

Kelly Terwilliger enters her third season as an assistant coach at Ohio State in 2014 after being hired on head coach Anne Wilkinson's staff on Jan. 17, 2012. She is involved in all aspects of the Buckyes' program, including scouting, game planning, recruiting, practice planning and training.

Terwilliger is a former Buckeye (2004-07) and came to Ohio State from Ohio University, where she spent three seasons on the field hockey staff - two years as a graduate assistant and one season as an assistant coach.

"As a former Buckeye, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge of what it takes to win in the Big Ten and be a student-athlete at Ohio State," Wilkinson said when Terwilliger was hired. "We are excited she is returning to her alma mater, where she was a key part of our 2006 Big Ten championship season."

In 2011, Terwilliger helped lead the Bobcats to a 9-1 record in Mid-American Conference play, tying the best league mark in program history. Ohio also matched the current MAC record books with 19 victories in 2011, while also claiming the MAC conference tournament championship and an appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Prior to her arrival in Athens, Terwilliger served as an undergraduate coach for the Buckeyes in 2008. Playing for the Scarlet and Gray, the native of East Stroudsburg, Pa., started in every game of her four-year career in the OSU backfield and earned the team's Most Valuable Defender Award in 2007 and 2008. She was named Academic All-Big Ten twice in her career and to the All-Big Ten Tournament team in 2007. The OSU back helped lead the team to a 2006 Big Ten Regular season title with a 15-4 record and appearance in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Terwilliger, who received two masters degrees in coaching education and sports administration from Ohio as a graduate assistant, is currently a USFHA FUTURES Midwest Regional Head Coach and has attained her USFHA Coaching Level II Certification. In 2014, she was selected as aUSFHA High Performance Coach and Women's National Championship Tournament assistant coach. The High Performanceprogram is the pipeline for collegiate players to try out for the USA National Team, which gave Terwilliger the opportunity to coach the nation's best players.She has also instructed at camps throughout Columbus and at collegiate camps at Ohio State, Michigan State, Louisville, Penn State, Rutgers and Bucknell.