Our Coaches

Select a coach below to learn more about them.

 
 
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Director Steve Boniface (U-19)

Steve grew up in a small country town in Australia and has been playing hockey since he was five years old. In Australia, hockey is a big family sport, and Steve's father is still representing Australia at 73 years of age!

Steve has completed various coaching certifications including Level 2 USFH Accreditation, Pan Am High Performance Coaching/ Toronto CA, Pan Am High Performance/ Bermuda, Rudi Mendoza High Performance Coaching/ Barbados as well as many regional and national coaching events.

Steve is also an active college umpire and has attained a level 3 umpiring accreditation through United States Field Hockey and has participated in numerous umpiring clinics and classes throughout the years, both in the US and abroad. Umpiring these college games have allowed Steve to build a great rapport with numerous college coaches throughout the US.

Steve has been involved in the United States Field Hockey Futures Program as head coach and site director, as well as a Futures selector and umpire, a Junior Olympics coach and umpire, and has umpired NCAA tournaments and an NCAA All Star Game.


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Coach Annie VonderBrink (U-14 and U-16)

Annie VonderBrink started coaching with the Coyotes Field Hockey program in 2016. She also is a current field hockey coach at Upper Arlington High School. She has coached multiple camps and clinics at Ohio State, as well as serving as a USA Field Hockey Futures coach.

Annie was a member of the Ohio State Field Hockey varsity team as a forward from 2012-2016. She participated in four Big Ten Field Hockey Tournaments. While at Ohio State, Annie also received Academic All-Big Ten (2013), OSU Scholar-Athlete (2012, 2013), and NFHCA National Academic Squad (2012).  Prior to college she was a member of the Coyotes Field Hockey Team and played on the varsity team for four years at Kettering Fairmont High School. During high school, she led the team in assists and goals all four years, while receiving multiple conference awards.


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Coach Meredith Price (U-14 and U-16)

Meredith Price started coaching for the Coyotes Field Hockey Program in 2013. She has previously coached for Bexley Middle School, as well as the Windy City club team and Futures when she lived in Chicago. She has over seven years of coaching experience.

Meredith was a member of the varsity Wittenberg University Field Hockey team as a defender from 2007-2010. She participated in the NCAC conference tournament four years in a row, and had one appearance in the NCAA tournament. Wittenberg was the conference champ all four years that Meredith was there. Meredith also received All Conference (2007-2010), All Tournament (2007-2010), Defensive Player of the year for the NCAC (2009), and Third Team Regional All American (2010) awards. Prior to college she was a four year varsity starter at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, IL. During high school, she received many All Conference and All State honors and was named Conference Player of the Year in 2007.


 
 
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Coach Maggie Reddecliff

Maggie Reddecliff will join the Coyotes in January of 2019. She was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was a four year letter-winner, two time captain, and leading scorer for three consecutive years at Susquehanna Township High School. She was selected as First Team All-State (PA), Second Team All-Region and Harrisburg Patriot News Big 11 First Team during her senior year.  She also played six years with the Key State Club team and was involved in Futures for four years. She was a member of the U16/U19 National Futures Team in 2011 and 2012.

Maggie was a member of The Ohio State University Field Hockey varsity team for four years. During the summers she coached for Buckeye Elite, Buckeye Team Camps and other clinics offered by OSU. She was a scholar-athlete at Ohio State four consecutive years, NFHCA Division 1 National Academic Squad, and was an all-academic Big Ten athlete. She was a communications major and completed a minor in coaching.

During her last semester as an undergrad, she was the Upper Arlington Junior Varsity head coach for the 2017 season. In 2018 she joined the Hilliard Lynx High School club team as the head varsity coach.

Coach Maggie is also furthering her education at The Ohio State University, pursuing her love of coaching by obtaining a Masters in Sports Coaching.

“Coaching has been a passion of mine since I was a young player.  I want to have a positive impact on the girls I coach, just as many of my coaches have influenced me. Being a coach is a true honor.”

 

 
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Adjunct Coach Abby Barker

Abby Barker grew up in Columbus, OH and attended Bishop Watterson High School. She was very active in the USA field hockey pipeline as well as the Coyotes Field Hockey Club. She took her field hockey talents to Michigan State University where she was a four year starter and captain her senior year. She currently holds the 4th position for career points at MSU. She was named NFHCA All- American 3x, All-West region 4x, and All-Big Ten 4x. She was a part of the team that won the Big Ten Tournament in 2013, and she was named tournament MVP. That 2013 squad went on to compete in the NCAA Elite 8. She was also awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor and named an All-District All-American during her time at MSU. She stayed active in the summers with USA field hockey, training at high performance sites and competing at multiple Women’s National Championships.

Abby graduated with a bachelor degree in Kinesiology in 2015 and returned to Columbus to start graduate school. She continued to train and was selected to the USA Developmental Squad for one season.

Her coaching resume over the years has included Columbus Academy JV, Coyotes Field Hockey Club, USA Futures program, MSU camps, and private lessons.

Abby has completed her graduate degree and is currently waiting to start her job as a Physician Assistant with Mid-Ohio Emergency Services this winter.

 

 
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Coach Maddie Goelz (U-14 Assistant Coach)

Maddie Goelz grew up in Worthington, OH and graduated from Thomas Worthington High School. She played all four years and was on the 2011 State Championship team and the 2010 and 2013 State Runner-up team. I played with the Coyotes Field Hockey club during the off seasons, including traveling to NITs, Festival, and the Disney showcases. I continued playing at Wittenberg University all four years as a starter. I earned All-Conference and All-Region my junior and senior year and was voted captain my senior year. I have also been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play in the Netherlands, Australia and Barbados!  I currently am the new head field hockey coach at Olentangy Berlin High School. I'm excited to give back to the sport through coaching, and I can't wait to get be involved again with Coyotes!