Andrew Griffiths enters his third year at the helm of the Old Dominion field hockey program in 2015 after being named the fourth head coach in school history in December 2012.
In 2014, Griffiths' second season at the helm, he led the program to its 27th conference tournament. The Lady Monarchs finished the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the league, ending the regular season ranked 18th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll. Six members earned BIG EAST honors, while Kelsey Smither, Sarah Breen and Rosario Villagra were named All-Americans. Smither, along with freshmen Danielle Grega, Carrie Sensenig and Kelly Weaver were also named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction. Smither ended her career with the NFHCA Scholar Athlete of the Year award and was named the Alumni Associations Female Athlete of the Year at the annual ODU Athletics Banquet.
In his first season as head coach with Old Dominion, Griffiths helped ODU to their first BIG EAST regular season title. During the 2013 season, ODU won 12 straight games (longest since 2011) en route to an NCAA at-large berth and fourth-straight NCAA appearance. During his second season as head coach, Griffiths lead ODU to an 11-8 record that concluded in the semi-final round of the BIG EAST Tournament.Read More
Natalie Barrett joined the ODU coaching staff in March 2013 and enters her third season with the Lady Monarchs.
During her second season as an assistant coach with Old Dominion, Barrett helped the Lady Monarchs finish the season with an 11-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the league, ending the regular season ranked 18th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.
In her first season as an assistant coach with Old Dominion, Barrett helped ODU to their first BIG EAST regular season title. During the 2013 season ODU won 12 straight games (longest since 2011) on route to an NCAA at-large berth and fourth straight NCAA appearance.
She was previously an assistant at Syracuse. In two seasons, she helped guide the Orange to a combined 38-7 record, including an 11-1 mark in BIG EAST play, a BIG EAST regular season title (2012), a BIG EAST Tournament title (2011), two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four (2012).Read More