Bobbi Moran has been at the helm of the girls varsity field hockey program at Loomis Chaffee since the fall of 2001-2002. Prior to coaching at Loomis Chaffee Moran was a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor working with high school and collegiate bound athletes. Moran played for Siena College where she captained the team in her junior and senior seasons, led fitness programs at Siena for the athletic department and worked with the men’s rugby team. In addition to being a coach and personal trainer, Moran is a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher and a USUI Certified Reiki Master.
An active member of the field hockey community, Coach Moran is the high school representative for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and currently sits on the Executive Board for the NFHCA. She is a USA Field Hockey Level II certified coach, and has spent many years working with the FUTURES program. In the fall Moran offers field hockey clinics to local coaches and the West Hartford Youth Field Hockey League. During the summer months Coach Moran directs and runs the International Field Hockey Camp: https://sites.google.com/site/ifhcatloomischaffee/home at Loomis Chaffee where she brings some of the top coaches from Division I, III and international teams to the Island. She has given clinics on team building and yoga during preseason at Fairfield University and has coached at several other field hockey camps in the summers including World Class at Yale University with head coach Pam Stuper. Moran is actively involved in the NFHCA and National Field Hockey Festival each year.
During her 11- year tenure at Loomis Chaffee Moran has coached many student athletes who have gone on to play at the Division I and III level. She takes great pride in the fact that several of her former student athletes have gone on to captain their collegiate teams and/or coach at the high school level following graduation. Moran believes in the development of the entire field hockey program at Loomis Chaffee and runs clinics during the season for the JV and III’s teams as well as offering coaching clinics for area programs. Moran works to help her athletes balance the demanding academic and athletic rigors of their high school and collegiate careers. Coach Moran’s focus for her student athletes, both on the field and off are about cultivating authenticity, personal responsibility and character development. Moran feels that the lessons learned on the field of play directly translate to life, helping young people learn about sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, cooperation, competition, goal setting and raising one’s personal standards. Moran’s enthusiasm for life and the game of field hockey is infectious. Her desire for each player to develop as a strong, confident and self-assured young person underlies her philosophy as a coach, mentor, teacher and parent.
In addition to coaching field hockey, Coach Moran is the Sports Information Director, teaches yoga and coaches girls’ lacrosse. She is the dorm head of Carter Hall, a freshmen/sophomore girls dorm where she lives with her husband, Bernie. She and her husband have four children: Conor, Samantha, Cally and Jack. Cally is currently playing field hockey for Brown University.
The field hockey, girls volleyball, and girls soccer teams played in the semifinals of the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A Tournament on Saturday, with the field hockey team beating Tabor to advance to the tournament finals and the volleyball and soccer teams losing to Exeter and Nobles, respectively, to end their tournament runs. Field hockey fell to Hotchkiss in the championship game on Sunday.
The varsity field hockey team traveled to Andover, Mass., on Wednesday to face No. 1 seeded Andover in the quarterfinals of the New England Tournament. Loomis, seeded No. 8, came out strong from the starting whistle and shut out the Big Blue, taking down the top-ranked team with a 3-0 victory and earning the chance to play on Saturday in the semifinals against No. 4 Tabor Academy.
It was a successful weekend for Loomis Chaffee's fall teams. Four varsity teams earned New England tournament berths, and the girls and boys cross country teams raced to second and third places, respectively, at the Division I New England Championships on Sunday.
The varsity field hockey team hosted a Field Hockey Friendzie on Pratt Field on Sunday, October 26. Members of the varsity and JV field hockey teams along with other LC students, parents, faculty, and fans came out to play field hockey and raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Facing a talented, undefeated Westminster team in Simsbury for an important Founders League matchup on Saturday, the Loomis varsity field hockey team worked diligently despite torrential rain to upset the host team 3-1 and earn the right to ring the Victory Bell.
Sports Information Director and Head Field Hockey Coach Bobbi Moran presented at the Harrow Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association's (NFHCA) Preseason Workshop at RPI on Saturday, August 9. Field hockey Olympians Andrea Wieland and Jill Reeve, head coach of Brown University, also presented.
Loomis Chaffee's Pratt Field played host to the Western New England All-Star Game on Sunday, November 10. LC senior captain Hannah Oganeku and junior captain Sierra Semmel were selected to participate in the event.