July 16, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State field hockey assistant coach Kelly Terwilliger took part in the 2012 NCAA National Career in Sports Forum this summer in Indianapolis, Ind. Terwilliger, who joined the Ohio State coaching staff this past winter, shared her story of becoming a collegiate coach to a group of field hockey student-athletes interested in a career of coaching after graduation.
“It was a great event to be around student-athletes who are enthusiastic and passionate about pursuing a career in athletics,” Terwilliger said. “When you choose a life in coaching, you chose to try to make a difference in the lives of people with whom you come in contact.”
Terwilliger, who played at Ohio State from 2004-07, got her start in coaching as an undergrad coach for the Buckeyes in 2008. She then went on to Ohio University, where she spent three seasons on the field hockey staff – two-years as a graduate assistant and one as an assistant coach. Terwilliger received two masters degrees in coaching education and sports administration from Ohio as a graduate assistant and also is currently a USFHA FUTURES Midwest Regional Head Coach and has attained her USFHA Coaching level II Certification.
“The weekend promoted mentorship and networking- all necessities in pursuing a career in coaching,” Terwilliger said. “ I was honored to share my experiences with a group of eager and passionate student-athletes.”