Ann Andrews completed her first year as the head coach at Hood College in 2018.
During her first season, the Blazers produced its first All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth selection in four years. That player, Jayden Barrick finished the year as the NCAA all-division leader in defensive saves. The team was successful in the classroom with 10 student-athletes earning spots on the Middle Atlantic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Andrews came 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.
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.
Accomplishments and Honors
- 1 NCAA statistical leader
- 1 All-MAC Commonwealth selection
- 2 NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
- 5 NFHCA National Academic Squad selections
- 10 MAC Academic Honor Roll recipients