Sarah Humphries is in her fifth season as director of operations for the field hockey program.
Humphries works closely with the Hawkeye staff to help facilitate day-to-day activities of the program. She serves as the team travel coordinator, oversees the program’s meal arrangements, acts as a liaison to the equipment, event management and external relations staffs. Humphries also assists with on-campus recruiting and coordinating camps and clinics.
Prior to joining the field hockey staff, Humphries was the head coach at Transylvania University, a Division III school in Lexington, Kentucky, from 2014-18. On top of her coaching duties, Humphries was involved in all aspects of the field hockey program, including budgeting, event management, travel coordination, student-athlete skill development and compliance and recruiting.
Humphries began coaching in 2008 as a coach for middle to high school-aged girls at the Kentuckiana Field Hockey Association. From 2011 to 2013, she was an assistant coach at Division III Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
From 2012-18, Humphries was a coach and eventual resident director of the Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp. There she organized camp-wide tournaments, assessed players’ skills, and provided other means of leadership for players and junior coaches.
She was also the co-founder and co-director of the Blast in the Bluegrass Field Hockey Clinic across Kentucky from 2016-18.
Humphries played field hockey at Centre College, a Division III school in Danville, Kentucky, from 2007-11 where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
In 2015, she received her master’s degree in recreation and sports administration with a focus on athletic administration and coaching from Western Kentucky University.