Coaching

Steve Boniface: Head Coach

Coach Boniface has earned a number of certifications and recognition by USA Field Hockey, including being certified as a Level 2 coach, Level 3 umpire (the highest level), U19 Nationals Coach, Futures Site Director for Region 9, and Umpire Manager for Region 9.  He has again been selected to coach the Junior Olympic Games for 2012, his 4th year coaching the JO team, having also coached Team Columbia to a Gold Medal at the 2010 Junior Olympic Games. He is also certified as a Pan Am Field Hockey High Performance Coach.  Boniface has 20+ years of experience having played competitive field hockey in his native Australia before bringing his love of the sport to the United States in 1992.  He founded the Coyotes in 2009 to elevate the sport in Central Ohio and to train elite players for national competitions.

Sarah Lemieux: Assistant Coach

Coach Lemieux attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was the starting goal keeper for two years. After her sophomore season Lemieux walked on to The Ohio State field hockey team where she won the starting position and started every match thereafter. Lemieux was nominated Big Ten defensive player of the week, where she recorded 8 saves in over time against top ranked New Hampshire, to then later win the game in a shoot out. Lemieux led her team to the Big Ten semifinals and had a career high save ratio against Michigan state in double overtime. Coach Lemieux is majoring in Sports Industry Management and has coached for numerous clubs, and also was a coach for USA Futures program at region 9.

Noelle Diana: Goalie Coach

Noelle played varsity field hockey at the University of Delaware for four years and was a starter and captain for three years. In her senior year, Noelle received the UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player Award and was selected to play in the Senior All Star Game. Through her undergraduate career, Noelle coached numerous college camps and clinics and was also a Futures head GK coach for two years and an assistant for one. 2013 will be Noelle’s second year coaching the coyotes club team. She is currently a second year veterinary student at OSU.