Head Coach: Roberta Moran
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: http://www.internationalfieldhockeycamp.org/ 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.
Assistant Coach: Kathryn Mullin