Nashville FHC takes pride in hiring experienced, energetic and encouraging coaches to help our players get the most from each session.
All of our coaches bring years of playing and coaching experience, ranging from coaching elementary school programs to playing in the Olympics, and everything in between.
- JACKI BOLT -
Jacki is NFHC's Director of Coaching. She also coaches NFHC's high school team, and the club's Travel Team. Previously, Jacki spent 10 years coaching NCAA Division I field hockey, most recently as the associate head coach at Liberty University. She played in goal at the University of Richmond.
- Ani Rodriguez -
Ani plays with our adult league and played in Club de Regatas Bella Vista where she coached for 6 years. She was born in Brazil and played for the Brazil National Team. She joins us this 2023 season to help coach our Ravenwood and Franklin High teams.
Samantha joined Nashville Field Hockey in the fall of 2021. Sam assisted with the program at Nolensville, and with officiating in the Nashville area. She's a certified USAFH umpire with experience officiating DIII matches and previously played at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.
- SAMANTHA PODPALY -
- CARLY NORMANDEAU -
Carly is one of Nashville's longest running coaches, having helped with the club since its earliest days. In the 2022 season she is coaching the Franklin High School team, the area's newest high school program. In addition to field hockey, she is a state championship winning lacrosse coach. Carly played field hockey at Sewanee, and is an active member of Nashville's adult group.
- MADELINE SANTSCHI -
Madeline joined NFHC as a coach in spring 2022 and now manages our umpires and leads the Middle School Program. She is an NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. Before moving to Nashville, Madeline coached for Patrick Henry High School and the Typhoon Elite Field Hockey Club, and played at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia.
- LAURYL DESCH -
Lauryl has coached with NFHC for several years. She is currently coaching the Ravenwood High School team, having previously assisted with that program for many years. Lauryl coached previously at Cornell University, and played at Old Dominion and Ohio universities. She is an active member of Nashville's adult group.
- JODI MURPHY -
Jodi has been involved with Nashville Field Hockey since its earliest years. Jodi spent 6 years as the head coach at Liberty University, starting that program from scratch. Prior to that, Jodi both played and coached at the University of Richmond, and played two years at Indiana University.
- HANNA FRENCH -
Hanna joined Nashville FHC as a coach for the fall 2022 season, leading the Greater Nashville Fall Team and in 2023 will lead the Ravenwood team. Hanna played four years at Appalachian State University, and is an active player in the club's adult group.
- JESS PEOPLES -
Jess has been an active adult member of the club for several years, leads the club's Elementary Program, and is currently the Club Director. Jess played four years at Miami University in Ohio.
- JORGIA HOPE -
Jorgia joined NFHC as a coach in fall 2022, having spent 10 years playing high school, university and club hockey in England. Jorgia is currently assisting with the Franklin High School field hockey team, and is an active player with the club's adult group.
All our NFHC head coaches are USAFH coach members, including a background check and SafeSport certification.