Horgan Hired as Umpire and Technical Manager

Jan. 31, 2011, 10:19 a.m. (ET)

Horgan Hired as Umpire and Technical Manager  

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

(719) 866-4365, ameunier@usafieldhockey.com 

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2011

Horgan Hired as Umpire and Technical Manager  

COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O.- USA Field Hockey is delighted to announce Steve Horgan (Wilmington, DE) has accepted a part-time position as National Umpire and Technical Manager, effective immediately. Horgan will be based in Wilmington, DE and will work directly with Laura Darling, Director of Olympic, Athlete Development and Partnerships.

“I am very honored and excited to be part of the USA Field Hockey organization,” said Horgan. “I look forward to working with everyone from High Performance to Local Umpiring Boards to educate and advance umpiring along with the mission of USA Field Hockey.”

Horgan’s main responsibilities as the National Umpire and Technical Manager will include creating a level of umpiring consistency through all levels of play and boost the quantity of umpires for both the outdoor and indoor game of field hockey.

Horgan has extensive umpire and technical experience, including involvement in two Olympic Games and two International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cups, along with 85 International matches. Prior to joining the international ranks, Horgan umpired NCAA, scholastic and club matches. Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Horgan retired as an umpire and began training to be an FIH Umpire Manager. Currently Horgan serves as the Rules Interpreter for both USA Field Hockey and the NCAA.

“Steve brings to the position local, national, and international umpiring experience, along with an amazing passion and dedication to the development and growth of umpires,” said Darling. “Having a National leader with their primary focus our umpires is a much needed step.  Steve has lofty goals and is very excited to begin working closely with our umpires to provide a consistent educational process, improved rating system and a national development network. He will liaison with the FIH, PAHF, NCAA, NFHCA, and NFHS to ensure our rules are consistent throughout the USA.”  

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at ameunier@usafieldhockey.com, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding the USA Field Hockey team and Futures Program can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.

About USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is based in Colorado Springs, C.O., and is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States. For more information, please visit the USA Field Hockey website at www.usafieldhockey.com .