ATHENS, Ohio – Former Durham University and UConn standout Louisa Boddy has joined the Ohio field hockey coaching staff as an assistant coach, as announced by first-year head coach Ali Johnstone on Friday (March 16).
"I am extremely excited for Louisa to join the Ohio Field Hockey Family," head coach Ali Johnstone said. "She brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and fundamentals to the team. She has international, club, and division I top level experience."
Boddy joins assistant coach Andrea Rinehart on Johnstone's 2018-19 coaching staff to kick-off Johnstone's coaching career at Ohio.
A 2012 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player and NFHCA All-American selection, Boddy led the Huskies with 16 goals and finished second on the squad with 39 points. She also tied for the team lead with six game-winning goals and was honored as a First Team All-BIG EAST selection in her single year at UConn as a graduate student where she also earned her master's in sport management.
Prior to Boddy's stint at UConn, the Derbyshire, England native recorded four years as a student-athlete at Durham University in Durham, England where she helped the squad to become 2012 National Champions and 2010 National Championship Runners Up. During her undergraduate career, Boddy was also named 2009 Player of the League and was a three-time Conference All-Star team selection in the National Conference North. Before leaving Durham, Boddy was named Team MVP in 2012.
Over the course of her career, Boddy has been a part of 21 titles at the school, county, club, regional and national levels.
While Boddy arrives in Athens with an extensive background as an athlete, she also has four years' worth of coaching experience to bring to the Bobcats. In 2014, Boddy belonged to the Durham University Hockey Club coaching staff before becoming a player coach for the Belper Ladies Hockey Club in Belper, England for the 2016-17 season. Last season, Boddy held the head coach title for the Belper Ladies Hockey Club, recording a 9-1 record at the mid-season break.
"She is passionate about hockey and has a thirst for building champions," Johnstone said. "We are very lucky to have her here in Athens and I look forward to the seasons ahead."