Coaches / Staff
Position Head Coach
Alma Mater Saint Joseph's
Experience 3 Years
Colleen Fink – Camp Director
Colleen Fink was named head coach of the University of Pennsylvania's field hockey program in April of 2010, and recently completed her third season at the helm in 2012. In a short time, Fink has already begun laying the foundation to return the Quakers back to the top of the Ivy League.
"We are excited to have Colleen as our new field hockey coach," said Athletic Directory Steve Bilsky at the time of Fink's hiring. "She brings enthusiasm and a very clear vision about the future here at Penn. Colleen impressed everyone she met during her interviews, and our student-athletes will benefit from her leadership."
"I sincerely feel honored to be taking over the head field hockey coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania," said Fink. "Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attending a Big 5 school, I know and understand the tradition of Penn athletics, The Palestra and Franklin Field. There is a lot of opportunity for this program to excel, both in the Ivy League and nationally. The University of Pennsylvania is an amazing institution and community, and I am eager and excited to work closely with this team, attract talented student-athletes, and create a culture of success."
Katelyn O’Brien – Assistant Camp Director
Katelyn O'Brien was hired in May of 2010 and recently completed her third season with the Quakers under head coach Colleen Fink. Working with the offensive unit, O'Brien's impact has been immediate at Penn.
"Katelyn brings a great perspective to coaching the offensive unit," said Fink, who coached O'Brien as a player at both Archbishop Carroll High School and Saint Joseph's. "She is passionate about scoring, innovative in her game plans, and clear and direct in her delivery. We are both eager to transform the Penn offense so it can be an Ivy League statistical leader. On a personal note, I am excited to continue working with her, because I trust her judgment and enjoy working with her day in and day out."
"I am extremely excited and honored to coach at the University of Pennsylvania and be part of its distinguished athletic and academic tradition," said O'Brien. "I believe the opportunities for Penn field hockey are endless, and look forward to the challenges of competing at the highest level."