Following a weekend of meetings, USA Field Hockey’s Board of Directors has re-elected Bree Gillespie to serve as the Chair of the Board for another two-year term. Elected as the Vice Chair of the Board, also for a two-year term, is Chip Rogers, who was added to the Board as an At-Large member in November 2018.
Gillespie first joined the Board in 2015 with a passion for growing the game and a long history with field hockey.
She has played and coached for more than 20 years, competing collegiately at Ohio University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications. Gillespie works as Director of Special Projects for coLAB based in Lancaster, Pa. In addition, she founded and still coaches the Lanco Premier Field Hockey Club.
“It’s a great honor to be re-elected into the role of Chair and as a Board of Directors serve the sport we all know and love,” commented Gillespie. “I look forward to the work of the Board in continuing to serve our mission in keeping athletes safe, grow the game, serve members and succeed internationally.”
Rogers lives in Oxford, Ohio, and serves as an assistant coach at Miami University, a U.S. Men’s Masters Team athlete and an international technical official. In addition, Rogers is the administrator of the fieldhockeycorner.com website, which has been used by coaches, players and fans as a resource for schedules, results, rankings, statistics and polls for all three divisions of NCAA field hockey for the past 15 years.
He collated the national coaching and playing records for Division I, II and III, while doing ground-breaking research on early field hockey history. Rogers serves as the chair of the National Grow the Game committee and has been instrumental in starting new programs at colleges in all divisions.
Rogers also served on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association executive board as well as numerous committees for the organization. A veteran in the field hockey world, he offers extensive coaching and officiating experience to the position.
“It has been an honor for me to be involved with the sport of [field] hockey for so long, and the opportunity to support the work of USA Field Hockey is an exciting one,” said Rogers of his new appointment. “I look forward to helping the entire hockey community in the United States grow and succeed at all levels.”
USA Field Hockey extends congratulations to both Gillespie on her continued service and Rogers on his new appointment.
The current USA Field Hockey Board of Directors now includes twelve members consisting of a chair and vice chair of the board, amateur sports association representative, three at-large directors, two athlete representatives, coach representative, two independent directors and an umpire representative.
The group collectively seeks to ensure that the mission statement of USA Field Hockey is followed through its efforts to grow the game, serve its members and succeed internationally.