- Head Coach
- Previous College:
- Wooster, 2005
- Carnegie 110-d
- Wittenberg Record:
- 86-84 (2010-present)
- Career Record:
- 102-90 (2008, 2010-present)
Former College of Wooster field hockey and women's lacrosse standout Kelley Hubbell became Wittenberg University's field hockey head coach in April 2010. Hubbell is also involved with U.S. Field Hockey as a coach for the Futures Development Program and has her Level 2 USAFH coaching certificate.
She has guided the Tigers to records of 86-84 overall and 69-54 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in her first seven seasons, highlighted by a spectacular inaugural campaign with the Red & White. In her first season at the helm, Hubbell led the Tigers to an NCAC regular season championship with a program-best 11-1 record. Named NCAC Coach of the Year after the season, Hubbell guided Wittenberg to an overall mark of 15-4 after the Tigers lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision in the NCAC Tournament championship game.
Prior to her arrival in Springfield, Hubbell served as a graduate assistant coach at Ithaca, helping the Bombers to a 5-12 record in 2009. She also served as head coach for Ithaca's women's lacrosse club team.
This is Hubbell's first full-time head coaching opportunity, although she did lead Wooster's program on an interim basis from June 2008 through August 2009 while long-time Head Coach Brenda Meese took a sabbatical. Under Hubbell in 2008, the Scots captured the NCAC regular season title with an 11-1 record and added the first conference tournament title in program history.
That year, Wooster made its first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance since 2001, finishing with an overall record of 16-6. In addition to her coaching duties that year, Hubbell taught physical education classes, served as an advisor to two student organizations and performed a variety of other duties assigned by the director of athletics, including event management during the 2009 NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships.
As an assistant field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Wooster from 2006-08, Hubbell helped guide the field hockey squad to back-to-back NCAC regular season titles, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2006. In women's lacrosse, the 2007 team shared the NCAC regular season title and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament.
As a collegiate player at Wooster, Hubbell earned All-NCAC honors in 2001 and 2004, capping her career with first-team All-Great Lakes Region and third-team All-America honors as a senior. A four-year starter on defense, Hubbell served as team captain in 2004 as well.
Interestingly, during Hubbell's four years as a Wooster field hockey standout, the Scots won two NCAC regular season titles and Wittenberg won the other two. The Tigers won the first three NCAC Tournament titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004, beating Wooster in the title game in 2002 and 2003.
Hubbell was also a two-year starter on defense for the Wooster women's lacrosse team. As a senior captain in 2005, she earned first-team All-NCAC and second-team All-West Region honors.
Hubbell graduated from Wooster in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in history and a geology minor. As a senior, she was the university's Maria Sexton Award recipient, which recognizes athletic leadership. Hubbell went on to earn a master's in sports management from Ithaca in 2011.
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