Six Conference Titles | Four NCAA Tournament Appearances | 2017 NCAA Elite Eight | Seven All-Americans 

Jenelle Anthony
Jenelle Anthony
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (859) 238-8746
Email: jenelle.anthony@centre.edu
Year: 8th year at Centre
Hometown: Saylorsburg, Pa.
College: Susquehanna University

Jenelle Anthony has been the head coach of Centre College field hockey since the 2011 season, amassing a 93-44 overall record. 

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 Tournament 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.

Anthony has claimed five SAA Coach of the Year honors, and has earned either regular season or tournament conference titles each of the last five years.

Since taking over in 2011, she’s mentored 27 All-Conference selections, seven total SAA players of the year (four defensive, three offensive, one newcomer), 26 NFHCA All-Region picks and seven NFHCA All-Americans. 

Four of her teams have earned NFHCA Academic Team Awards, and she’s had 31 individual NFHCA National Academic Selections and one NFHCA Scholar of Distinction. 

Prior to joining the Colonels, Anthony was the Graduate Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. 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 I 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.

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Coach Anthony's Record at Centre

Year

Record    

Notable

2017

17-5

SAA Tournament Champions, First NCAA Elite 8, SAA & Region Coach of the Year

2016

14-4

SAA Co-Regular Season Champions, SAA Coach of the Year

2015

10-6

SAA Co-Regular Season Champions, SAA Coach of the Year

2014

16-8

SAA Tournament Champions, NCAA Sweet 16, SAA Coach of the Year

2013

16-5

SAA Regular Season Champions, First NCAA Sweet 16, SAA Coach of the Year

2012

9-8

SAA Tournament Runners-up

2011

11-8

SCAC Tournament Runners-up

7 seasons   

93-44