Coach Kelly Jordan
Field hockey has been a way of life for Coach Kelly for well over a decade. Her love of the game started from her two older sisters who both played. Starting in seventh grade at Newfane Central School she began playing on the varsity team and she continued to play there through her senior year. Kelly received a lot of recognition at Newfane including being selected for 1st Team All-WNY and All-State her sophomore and junior years as well as 2nd All-WNY her senior year.
Throughout high school Kelly also participated in Futures Program. She had the pleasure of being selected for Nationals Tournament and, in her senior year, was selected to represent the USA in Futures Elite and play in Holland.
Kelly continued her playing career on a Division 1 Scholarship to Central Michigan University. In her freshman year, the Chippewas won the MAC Tournament and she was selected for the All-Tournament Team. She also received second team honors her senior year at CMU. Kelly’s legacy in the CMU record books includes ranking 4th in goals with 39, 6th in assists with 23, and 4th in overall points with 101.
After college Kelly has continued to play club field hockey as much as she can around being the director at Toddler’s Inn Daycare in Medina. Her main objective now is the enrichment of the sport for young players in the area. She started out helping volunteer at Wilson Central School for three years until a few years ago when the Varsity coaching position opened up at Newfane. Since then she is continuing to build the field hockey program at Newfane as she goes into her fourth season as the head coach.
In addition to coaching at her alma mater she also started Kaihatsu (Developmental) Field Hockey Clinic. Kelly’s main focus is on developing the game and fundamentals of the game for younger players. She also conducts private lessons and hitting clinics to focus on more individual needs. Kelly also started a youth clinic called Kaihatsu Little Sticks where the kids get to practice to learn basic skills and play games. Her goal is to get young players of all ages excited to play the sport and hopefully continue playing for years to come!