U.S. head coach Craig Parnham announces Women’s Field Hockey National Squad

Parnham announces 30 players to U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Squad
following conclusion of week-long selection tournament

NORFOLK, Va. – May 29, 2013 – The 2013 Women’s National Championship athletes have exerted their entire selves through years of competition and training in hopes of a single sound. Although welcomed, it’s not the deafening applause from a stadium-packed crowd or the high shrill of an umpire’s whistle after a goal. Rather in a momentous fashion, it is the faint sound of a single page turning – a new chapter that signifies reaching the very pinnacle of field hockey and the honor of embodying the nation.

After days of intense evaluation on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. at the 2013 Women’s National Championship event, U.S. Head Coach Craig Parnham has selected the 2013-14 U.S. Women’s National Squad, starting the next chapter for the nation’s 30 top-tier field hockey athletes. Continue reading →

Great Britain’s Craig Parnham Named USA Field Hockey’s Women’s National Team Head Coach

Parnham was part of the team that led Great Britain to two Olympic Games and multiple podium finishes on the international stage over the last five years

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey announced today Craig Parnham, Assistant Coach at Great Britain Hockey for the past five years, who was part of the team that led Great Britain to the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, has been named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Parnham will relocate to Chula Vista, California with his wife, Emma, in early February.

USA Field Hockey Logo“This is a wonderful opportunity and a new challenge for me,” said Parnham. “I think Team USA has a great deal of potential and I look at this as an opportunity for me to come in and make a big impact. I am excited to get out on the pitch and start working with the players on the team.”

“We were fortunate to attract such strong candidates in our global search for a Women’s National Team coach and are very pleased to announce Craig Parnham has accepted our offer to become head coach and lead the women’s program through to Rio 2016,” said Steve Locke, Executive Director, USA Field Hockey. “Craig is a brilliant choice and our search committee did a marvelous job.” Continue reading →