Hood tabs Ann Andrews to lead field hockey program

Ann Andrews

FREDERICK, Md. - Ann Andrews has been named the head coach of the Hood College field hockey program, Director of Athletics Dr. Sue Kolb announced. 

"I am excited to have someone as qualified and successful as Ann to announce as my first hire at Hood College," Kolb said. "As a decorated coach at the high school and club level, I fully believe that she is equipped to make her college debut and take our field hockey program to the next level."

Andrews, selected after a national search, comes to the Blazers after a successful six-year run at Severna Park High School in Maryland. She coached Severna Park to back-to-back-to-back Maryland 4A State Championships from 2013-15. Andrews was a two-time coach of the year via the Washington Post and earned similar honors from both the Baltimore Sun and Capital Gazette. 

"What an exciting opportunity to become head field hockey coach at Hood College," Andrews said. "As soon as walked the campus I knew Hood was a special place, a place I wanted to be part of. The girls and I are ready to write the next chapter in Hood field hockey."

Andrews was a site director for the United States Field Hockey Association from 2015-18. From 2010-16, Andrews was the club director for the Strom Chasers Field Hockey Club, helping start the Annapolis-based program from scratch. The Storm Chasers rose to the third-ranked club in Maryland and No. 54 in the country during its first five years of existence. 

She has a USFHA Level II Coaching Certificate and earned certification from the National Federation of High Schools in heat acclimation/heat illness prevention and concussions in sports. Andrews is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutritionist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

A graduate of Notre Dame (Md.), she earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts and postgraduate certification in secondary education. Andrews was a two-sport student-athlete for the Gators, earning team captain and team MVP honors in both field hockey and women's lacrosse.