NEW YORK - Head field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman was recently named the second vice president of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.  As second vice president, Freeman will serve as a key member on the Executive Board that is composed of 10 people from all three divisions.  Her position is effective immediately and she will officially begin her stint at the national convention this weekend.

The NFHCA is a non-profit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey, and to foster and promote the growth of the sport.

Becca Koli, head coach at Quinnipiac, serves as president of the organization and is thrilled to add Freeman to the board. 

"The NFHCA is an association committed to servicing its coaches and ultimately the athletes associated with the world of field hockey by offering many different programs and possible ways to improve U.S. field hockey at all levels of the game," said Koli.  "I cannot imagine a better person to add to the NFHCA executive board than Marybeth Freeman.  Freeman's main duties as the Second Vice President will include expanding our clinic program and in helping our emerging program committee to grow the sport of field hockey.  I am excited to use her vast connections to many coaches to help expand her role as vice president and the role of the NFHCA in all coaches' lives.  She will bring energy and innovation to our Executive Board and I welcome her with open arms."