USA Field Hockey

ANTHONY FARRY
Head Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Farry was appointed the U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach in October 2020. He is the former performance director and head coach of the Japan Women’s National Team, a role he held from May 2017 to mid-2020. He led the squad through many international events including the 2017 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals, 2018 Champions Trophy, 2018 World Cup and 2018 Asian Games, where the team captured their first-ever event title with a win over India.

Prior to that, Farry was the assistant coach of Australia Women’s National Team in 2010, where he helped lead the Hockeyroos to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games gold. The following year he shifted to the assistant coach of the Canada Men’s National Team before becoming the performance director and head coach of the program from 2012 to 2017. He headed the team through the 2010 World Cup, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2015 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals and Finals and 2015 Pan American Games, where the squad finished second. Through his leadership, he was able to lead Canada’s men back to the Olympic Games, after the team failed to qualify for the 2012 edition. That continued momentum on the international stage also propelled the squad in the FIH World Rankings, where in 2017, they were 11th.

 

The Australia born was also the NTC (National Training Centre) Head Coach (2008-2010), Hockey Australian Capital Territory (ACT) High Performance Coach and Programs Manager (2011) in his home country, where he helped increase success at the National Championships, while helping ACT and surrounding regions’ athletes achieve national identification by conducting high-class elite development hockey programs. He also has an extensive background in coach education, having ran Level 1, 2 and 3 Coaching Courses and achieving his Level 3 Advanced Coach certification. This also includes working with local coaches of provincial teams and running many skill development camps for more than 20 years.

 

Farry also has an extensive playing resume, having more than 100 international indoor caps as part of Australia’s Men’s National Indoor Team. He played in the first FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Leipzig, Germany, three Indoor World Classics, Scottish First Division (Champion), European Indoor (Champion) and National Hockey League as well as represented at the U-16, U-18 and U-21 levels.

 

GREG DRAKE
Assistant Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

 

Drake was appointed the U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach in November 2020. A native of Australia, he is no stranger to Farry and his coaching style, having worked with him over the last several years. When Farry was the performance director and head coach of the Canada Men’s National Team, Drake served as a performance analyst. Over the last three years, he also worked with Farry as an assistant coach and performance analyst (2017-2020) with the Japan Women’s National Team. He accompanied the team to many tournaments, tours and camps including the 2018 Asian Games, where the team captured their first-ever event title with a win over India.

 

Through his role as the performance analyst at the Victorian Institute of Sport hockey program and through contacts with Hockey Australia, Drake developed intimate knowledge of the athlete pathway, system and infrastructure that are required for top level field hockey. He has a high level of technical expertise in goalkeeping, specialist knowledge of structures and set plays, and has studied the best performing women’s international teams and athletes over a number of years.

 

Drake, who holds the highest field hockey coaching accreditation available in Australia, has more than 15 years’ experience coaching teams from the junior to international level.  Throughout his coaching career, he has worked with a number of the world’s leading coaches, including Katie Allen, Jay Stacey and Colin Batch, at international level as well as in the Australian National Hockey League and Hockey India League.

 

Originally from Altona HC in Melbourne, Drake was an active player, competing at regional representative level and being involved in high-performance programs including the Victorian Institute of Sport.

 

Headshot: Krista Page, U.S. Women's National Team ManagerKRISTA PAGE
Manager, U.S. Women's National Team

Page was appointed the U.S. Women's National Team Manager in April 2021. She started with USA Field Hockey in October 2015 as the Region 5 Futures Managers. In 2017, she transitioned to the Nexus (Futures) Development Manager, who oversaw all Regional Futures Managers across the county. In that role, she was also responsible for the execution of the National Futures Championship, other USA Field Hockey Regional, National and International Events, and has been instrumental in the development of Nexus.

 

In January 2020, Page absorbed the role of the USWNT Manager and on April 19 will officially transition full-time to this managerial position.

 

Field hockey has been a part of Page’s life for a long time, having coached in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. She spent years coaching high school and club athletes in hopes of passing on her passion for the sport as well as provide valuable life lessons along the way.

 

 

KYLE MCMINN
Strength & Conditioning Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

After being contracted to work with the USWNT in 2020, McMinn was officially onboarded to help serve the program as the strength and conditioning coach in April 2021. He arrives at his post after spending the better part of 20 years honing his craft in the elite performance environment, having trained a multitude of successful internationally competitive athletes. He previously served in various roles including Staff Strength and Conditioning Coach at Penn State University, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus and Director of Sports Performance at Spooky Nook Sports and also maintains a private Sports Science Consultation business serving area high-school and collegiate athletes.

 

McMinn’s expertise in Sports Science data collection, interpretation and athlete-driven physiological programming will serve the USWNT well in their preparation for international competition, especially during this current hot-button period of “load management” in athletics.

 

McMinn earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Training from Penn State University, his master’s degree in Advanced Athletic Training from Long Island University-Brooklyn. The comprehensive education in athletic injury treatment, rehabilitation and return-to-sport is the focal point of his overall strength and conditioning philosophy which is centered around the prioritization of elite athlete readiness and task-specific performance metrics.

 

McMinn is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification.