Field hockey names assistant coach

Kelly Driscoll has become the full-time assistant coach for the field hockey team after serving as a graduate assistant for the past two seasons.

Driscoll will take over for former assistant coach Charise Young, who joined the coaching staff the same time as Driscoll did in 2011.

“Kelly has done a wonderful job over the last two years as our graduate assistant coach,” nine-year head coach Amanda Janney said in a press release. “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to promote her to our full-time first assistant. She is currently playing with the indoor national team and she sets a great example for our players with her love of the game and her desire to continue playing at the highest level.”

Young, who graduated from Temple in 2010 and was named Temple’s Female Student Athlete of the Year as a senior midfielder, is leaving her position to pursue a career in teaching.

Janney is thankful for the effort Young has put in as both a player and a coach.

“Charise really helped get our program moving in the right direction and dedicated herself to making our team better both during her time as a coach and a player,” Janney said. “She is now moving on to pursue her career in teaching, and we know her students will enjoy her mentorship as much as our players did.”

Prior to joining the Owls’ coaching staff, Driscoll was a student at Old Dominion University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology in 2009, and a master’s in  applied sociology in 2011.

Driscoll was a goalkeeper for Old Dominion’s field hockey program and was selected to the All-CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) First Team twice.

Driscoll was also a member of the USA National Development team in 2011 and will be part of the national indoor team for the 2014 Pan American Indoor Cup.

“I am very excited to stay on the coaching staff here at Temple,” Driscoll said in the press release. “We have a great field hockey program and I’m very happy to continue to be a part of it as we move into the BIG EAST Conference this season.”