Six Conference Titles | Four NCAA Tournament Appearances | 2017 NCAA Elite Eight | Seven All-Americans
Jenelle Anthony (93-44) has been the head coach of Centre College field hockey since the 2011 season.
Most recently, Anthony led perhaps the best season in Centre field hockey history, leading the team to its first-ever NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2017. The Colonels, who also captured their second SAA Championship under Anthony, went 17-5 to set a program record for wins. Anthony garnered both SAA and NFHCA Region Coach of the Year honors, and mentored a pair of NFHCA All-Americans in Brooklyn Bell and Hayley Barker.
Coaching accolades include:
2017 NCAA Tournament Elite 8
2017 NFHCA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
2017 SAA Tournament Champions
2017 SAA Coach of the Year
2017 NFHCA Second Team All-American Selection (2x)
2016 SAA Coach of the Year
2016 NFHCA First Team All-American Selection
2015 SAA Co-Regular Season Champions
2015 SAA Coach of the Year
2015 NFHCA First Team All-American Selection
2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
2014 SAA Tournament Champions
2014 SAA Coach of the Year
2014 NFHCA Second Team All-American Selection
2014 SAA Regular Season Co-Champions
2013 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
2013 SAA Regular Season Champions
2013 NFHCA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
2013 SAA Coach of the Year
2013 NFHCA First Team All-American Selection
27 SAA/SCAC All-Conference Selections
3 SAA Offensive Players of the Year
4 SAA Defensive Players of the Year
1 SAA Newcomer of the Year
1 NFHCA Great Lakes Region Player of the Year
26 NFHCA Great Lakes Region Player Selections
9 NFHCA/Frontrush DIII Senior All-Star Game Selections
31 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Selections
4 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad Awards
1 NFHCA Scholar of Disctinction
Anthony's previous position was the Graduate Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. In addition, she coached for the Revolution Field Hockey Club in New York/Connecticut, the Beyond Sticks Camp Programs in Virginia/Washington D.C. Area, has worked several Division 1 summer camp programs, and has also been a volunteer coach at high schools in her home state of Pennsylvania. Anthony completed her Masters of Science Degree in Sports Business Management in May 2011.
Anthony received her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. where she was a 4-year Varsity Letter Winner, Team Captain, First and Second Team All-Landmark Conference Selection and Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Atlantic Region All American Selection. Anthony was coached at Susquehanna by Amy Cohen (playing career: Lafayette '02; Coached at University of Delaware, and currently coaches NCAA DII 2011 & 2012 National Champions, Westchester University).
Before college, Anthony was a player for the East Coast Field Hockey Club team based out of Hershey/Harrisburg, Pa. coached under Bill Gaudette and many other international players including former Head Coach of Argentina Women's National Team and Two Time Olympic Gold Medalists, Rudolfo (Rudy) Mendoza. During her time with the club, she participated in the National Field Hockey Festivals in both California and Florida. Other tournaments include the National Indoor Tournament, University of Richmond Tournament, Towson Tournament, Delaware State Games, etc. Anthony was also a member of the 2004 Keystone State Games Lehigh Valley Team that took the Silver Medal under Emmaus High School Head Coach Sue Butz-Staven. Anthony attended and played at Stroudsburg High School in Stroudsburg, Pa.