GILBERT, Ariz. — Marybeth Freeman has stepped down from her role as the President of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), effective immediately.
"Over the past year, I have been inspired, proud, and honored to lead the NFHCA and to be a part of conversations that not only look to better our organization, but also keep the sanctity of the sport in high regard," said Marybeth Freeman. "At the time I was running for President I was strongly connected to Division I field hockey. Alas, I am no longer a Division I coach and at this time, my professional career has steered me away from coaching at the collegiate level. After much thought and reflection, I believe it is important for the NFHCA to have a President in office who continues to exemplify the true nature of what the position entails, who maintains the platform on which they run, and who continues in their coaching role consistently throughout their term as President. It has been an honor to serve as the President of the NFHCA. I look forward to remaining an engaged member of the organization."
"On behalf of the NFHCA Executive Board, I would like to thank Marybeth for her commitment to the NFHCA and for her willingness to serve as the leader of our organization," said NFHCA Executive Director, Jenn Goodrich. "Marybeth has been a valued and passionate member of the organization for well over a decade. I admire and respect her decision to pursue other career opportunities and I wish her much success and happiness in the next chapter of her life."
As per the NFHCA Bylaws, NFHCA Past-President, Andy Whitcomb, shall be called upon to complete the outgoing President's term.
The NFHCA office will officially post to fill the position of President in the fall of 2019. Candidates for the office shall be granted the opportunity to present their platform to the NFHCA membership during the 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention with a vote of the membership occurring immediately thereafter.