Kelly Terwilliger, with coaching experience at three NCAA Division I schools and a collegiate playing career at The Ohio State University, is in her third year as head coach of the Colby College field hockey program in the 2018-19 academic year.
Terwilliger helped the Mules to a 9-6 record in the 2017 season.
Terwilliger was an associate head coach at Indiana University and had assistant coaching stints at Ohio State and Ohio University.
Terwilliger graduated from Ohio State in 2009 after helping the Buckeyes to three NCAA Division I Tournament appearances. She earned master's degrees in sports administration and coaching education from Ohio University in 2011.
Terwilliger was at Indiana for the 2015 season before accepting the Colby job. She was with the Buckeyes from Dec. 2011 to April 2015. Terwilliger was an undergraduate student coach with Ohio State during the 2008 season.
While earning the two master's degrees at Ohio University, Terwilliger was a graduate assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped the Bobcats to two Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament and regular season titles in three years. The 2011 squad made the NCAA final 16, and the 2009 team competed in an NCAA play-in game.
Terwilliger was a four-year scholarship player and started every game of her career at Ohio State as a defender. An All-Big Ten Academic selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree, Terwilliger helped the 2006 Buckeye team win the Big Ten conference championship. She earned Big Ten all-tournament team honors in 2007 and won Ohio State's Most Valuable Defender award in 2007.
During her coaching career, Terwilliger has been heavily involved in the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) Futures Program. She has been a regional head coach since 2009 and a regional tournament selector since 2011.
Terwilliger worked with national team head coach Craig Parnham at a USFHA High Performance Tournament. She actively coaches for the USFHA High Performance training and won the USFHA Women's National Championship in June 2014.
Terwilliger, a 2014 graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy, holds a Level II USFHA coaching accreditation , the second-highest in the U.S. system.
Terwilliger comes from a family of coaches. Her father, Mike, the offensive coordinator for East Stroudsburg University's football team, has been a coach at ESU for 43 years. Jimmy Terwilliger, Kelly's brother, is also an assistant for ESU and broke 18 NCAA Division II records as quarterback for the team from 2003 to 2006.