Kilroe steps down as head field hockey coach

June 16, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - Chrissy Kilroe has decided to step down from her post as head field hockey coach at UC Davis, due to personal reasons, and will pursue other professional opportunities.

"It has been a pleasure and honor to work with such an exceptional group of student athletes. I am confident these young women have a strong foundation for future success, both on and off the field," said Kilroe.

"I would like to thank the University and Athletics Department for the opportunity to become part of such an outstanding institution. I would like to specifically thank assistant coaches Stephanie Hussey and Emily Girasole for their commitment to the program and student-athletes." 

"I respect Chrissy’s decision and thank her for representing UC Davis Athletics, our ideals and core values in a first-class manner," said Director of Athletics Kevin Blue. "On behalf of the entire department, we wish her well in her future endeavors."

With Kilroe at the helm, the Aggies earned a combined 25 conference and national awards for its on-field and academic success. Highlighted by its Senior Day victory against Cal, and double-overtime instant classic vs. Stanford, the Aggies also advanced to quarterfinal round of the America East Field Hockey Tournament last season.

Blue added, "Our athletics program is heading in very positive direction, and is one of numerous reasons why our university continues to justifiably gain a reputation as one of the top public schools in the country. We will search optimistically for a coach that will help our field hockey program contribute to the great things that are going on at UC Davis."

A national search for the program’s next head coach will begin immediately.