BROCKPORT, N.Y. — On February 15, 2021, the NFHCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the NFHCA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee — a recently formed NFHCA standing committee — to appoint Julia Mauro as their representative on the NFHCA Board of Directors.

“The NFHCA is excited to welcome Julia Mauro to the Board of Directors,” remarked NFHCA President, Anne Parmenter. “For those who attended the NFHCA’s Virtual Coaches’ Caucus this January and viewed Jewelz’s Ready2Coach presentation, it will be clear that our organization will truly benefit from the talents she brings to the table. We are very much looking forward to working with Jewelz.”

“I welcome the opportunity to serve on the NFHCA Board of Directors,” said Mauro, “I’m excited to collaborate and move our organization forward.”

Mauro is the head coach at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Prior to taking over the helm at BSU, Mauro was the assistant coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for three seasons. While at MIT, Mauro helped guide the Engineers to a 2017 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship and an NCAA Championship Tournament berth. MIT’s 2017 performance led to NFHCA New England East Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

Mauro is an alumnae of Old Dominion University where she played for four years on the field hockey team and graduated with a degree in communications.

Mauro is also a co-founder of the Black Field Hockey Network and sits on the NFHCA’s Black Coaches Council. She’s been a presenter for the NFHCA throughout this year, leading a Ready2Coach session sponsored by AstroTurf® on “Essential Steps to Increase Student-Athlete Learning” and a three-session NFHCA Coffee Talk series on “How Race Impacts the Game.”

Mauro will be the first DEI Committee representative to sit on the Board of Directors.