Jan. 17, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State field hockey team has added Kelly Terwilliger as an assistant coach to its staff, head coach Anne Wilkinson announced Tuesday. Terwilliger is a former Buckeye who played with team the from 2004-07 and comes 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. "We are excited she is returning to her alma mater, where she was a key part of our 2006 Big Ten championship season."
Last season, 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.
Terwilliger replaces Chrissy Kilroe, who spent the last four seasons with the Buckeye field hockey program.