Little by little, you’re having coaching changes at the scholastic level, and some of these changes are going to be felt at schools which have recently touched success in the nation’s most competitive circuit, the public schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A couple of days ago, it was announced that Julianne Bojanic-Collier had resigned as the head coach at Landisville Hempfield (Pa.). Hempfield had won the PIAA Class AAA title in 2011 with an overtime win over Lititz Warwick (Pa.), and she had, in seven years at the helm, built a team which was always a threat to win.
And last week, it was announced that Pat Toner, who won a 1994 PIAA Class AAA title with Newtown Council Rock (Pa.), was taking over the Warrington Central Bucks South (Pa.) team only a couple of years after her retirement as a health and physical education teacher.
Central Bucks South, two seasons ago, was coached by former Penn State defender Brittany Grzywacz. The Titans came within a whisker of playing for the PIAA Class AAA field hockey championship, losing only on a pair of quick goals to Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) in the state semifinal.
It’s that kind of potential that Toner is going to be working with this coming fall, and it should be interesting to see what the dynamics of the team will be.