FROSTBURG, Md. – It was announced on Thursday that Kaitlin Boerman will return to the Frostburg State sidelines this season as the head coach of the Bobcat field hockey program following her hiring from a national search. Frostburg director of athletics Troy A. Dell made the announcement to the team late Wednesday afternoon.
Boerman, the 16th coach in the 47-year history of the program, served as an assistant coach at FSU during the 2013 season. She inherits a team loaded with a young, talented roster that won five games last season with four shutouts.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to call Frostburg home once again," said Boerman. "From the moment I stepped on this beautiful campus I knew there was something special about this place and felt an instant connection."
Boerman returns to FSU after serving as an assistant coach at the Catholic University of America for the last year. The Cardinals won 10 games, advanced to the Landmark Conference Tournament semifinals, placed five players on the all-conference teams and finished with one All-American.
She assisted with all facets of the program including recruiting, scheduling, practices and gameday preparations and the team's budget.
For two years prior to CUA, Boerman served as the graduate assistant coach at McDaniel College and served as the interim head coach for a five-month stretch in 2014-15.
During those two years, the Green Terror won a combined 17 games, including eight in the Centennial Conference with an appearance in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament in 2014. She served as the program's lead recruiter and was promoted to the interim head coach from November 2014 through March 2015.
For the 2013 season, Boerman made her first stop at Frostburg and helped the Bobcats to seven wins with five shutouts. She worked specifically with the goalkeepers and defensive unit and FSU led the Capital Athletic Conference in saves (204) and finished second with 30 defensive saves.
She also served as Frostburg's top recruiter and assisted with the video assessment of upcoming opponents and postgame scouting.
"Frostburg has always been a team that exemplifies grit and a passion for the game, those are the qualities I admire most about these student-athletes."
"The previous coaching staff did an excellent job of laying a sturdy foundation for this program and I feel honored that Troy Dell and the search committee believe I can bring this team to the next level. I felt I had unfinished business here at Frostburg and I am beyond thrilled to come back and finish what I started. I have very high hopes for the future of Frostburg field hockey."
Prior to Frostburg, Boerman was an assistant coach at Moravian College for two years (2011-13), helping the Greyhounds to 17 total wins.
Outside of her collegiate experience, Boerman has coached the Green Turtle Fells Point Field Hockey Club since November 2014, served as the USA Field Hockey Futures Site Coordinator since February 2017 and coached at the Nike Field Hockey Camp for seven years (2009-16).
She earned both her bachelors and masters degrees from McDaniel. She earned her bachelors in exercise and sport science in 2011 and her masters in exercise science in 2016.
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