Field Hockey

Coach Philosophy

My personal coaching philosophy is that a top field hockey program requires great dedication, commitment, effort, and responsibility and concentration from all players, coaches, and parents. We strive to mold our girls into the best players, students, and citizens that they can be. All members of the team are expected to abide by team, school, and community rules

Coach Contact

Bexley High School
Kara Whitlatch, Varsity Head Coach
Bailey Breese, Varsity Assistant Coach

Bexley Middle School
Ellie Williams, Head Coach
Emily Gatterdam, Assistant Coach

Head Coach Bio

Coach Kara Whitlatch is a 1991 Bexley graduate as well as a former player and captain for the Lions. After playing club field hockey at Ohio State University, she graduated with a degree in education in 1996 and received a master's degree in 2001. She was an intervention specialist with South-Western City Schools and Worthington City Schools before beginning her teaching career at Bexley High School in 2000. Whitlatch previously served as the Junior Varsity Coach at Worthington Kilbourne High School for two seasons before becoming the head coach for the Lions. In her fifteen seasons at the helm, Whitlatch has amassed a record of 155-100-14.  Coach Whitlatch has coached 45 Academic All-Americans, 7 Division I players, 9 Division III players, 8 All-Ohio selections, 2 National Futures Selections, and 1 Junior Olympics Selection.  Whitlatch was voted Coach of the Year by her Central Ohio peers in both 2010 and 2012.  In 2012, she was also named Ohio Field Hockey Coach of the Year.