USA Field Hockey

HARENDRA SINGH
Head Coach, U.S. Men's National Team

Harendra (Harry) Singh boasts three decades of combined experience as an athlete and coach. His appointment follows after previously serving as the chief coach of the senior India Men’s National Team from 2017-18.

His first assignment with men’s team was the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, an annual event that features the top six squads across Asia, where he led India to gold in Muscat, Oman. More recently, Singh led India to a fifth place finish at the 2018 Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup as national hosts in Bhubaneswar. That same year, the men’s side also claimed a silver in the 2018 Champions Trophy and bronze medal at the 2018 Asian.

In addition to his experience on the men’s side of the game, Singh also served as the head coach of India’s Women’s National Team from 2017-18. During this time he managed the team to a gold medal in the 2017 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup. He also has extensive experience coaching the nation’s junior national teams, and personally considers his time as the head coach of the India Junior Men’s National Team the crowning moment of his career thus far, which was capped off with a gold medal at the 2016 Men’s Junior World Cup.

In total, Singh has claimed eight gold medals, five silver and nine bronze at various tournaments on the international level and has coached more than 350 international matches between the junior and senior national teams.

At the national level, Singh has been involved with coaching and training a number of high rising Indian coaches at the Sports Authority of India and various State Hockey Associations. He holds a FIH Level 4 High Performance certification and to date has helped produce more than 20 Olympians for India across his career. Many of these athletes have also went on to receive some of the highest awards given by government entities in India, including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel-Ratna, Padma Shri and Arujuna Awards. For his own service and dedication to the game, Singh was bestowed the Dronacharya Award in 2012, the highest civilian award for outstanding coaches in sports and games.

As an athlete, Singh appeared in 23 international matches for India from 1985-91 and represented India at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, where he helped the team to a silver medal, before electing to retire at the age of 26 in order to pursue a career in coaching. Prior to his time on the Indian National Team, Singh played for Delhi University and Combined University (1984-87), Air India in nine national championships (1998-2010) and appeared in all major domestic tournaments with varying success. 

PAT HARRIS
Assistant Coach, U.S. Men's National Team & Head Coach, U.S. U-21 Men's National Team

Harris has an extensive coaching resume on top of his lengthy one as an athlete. He got his start training and mentoring athletes from Louisville High School in California in 2006. He thrived in consulting individuals in player development, and this evolved his collaboration and future into coaching. In 2009, he became a field hockey coach for Laren Mixed Hockey Club in The Netherlands where he worked with multiple teams, but most notably led the U-16 boys to one of their most successful seasons and a district championship.

 

In 2012, Harris became part of the Mannheimer Hockey Club in Germany has both a coach and player. Assisting as a coach/mentor during his time there, he used his experience to contribute to developing male youth ranging in age from 12 to 18.

 

Harris shifted clubs in 2020 to Koninklikke Hockey Club Leuven in Belgium. He currently works with the U-11 Boys I, U-15 Girls I and U-16 Boys I teams.

 

Harris is the most capped men’s athlete for both the indoor and outdoor programs. A member of the outdoor squad since 2000, he has accumulated 150 international matches for the red, white and blue and has been a prominent name on the senior squad. On top of countless series and tours, he played in two Pan American Cups, two Pan American Games and the FIH Hockey World League/Hockey Series, while earning a few personal accolades along the way.

 

On the indoor side, Harris has been a member of the team since 2002, and he just recently played in his 50th international match, making him the highest capped men’s indoor athlete. He has competed in five Indoor Pan American Cups for USA and was on the squad that won the event in 2008 that qualified them for the FIH Hockey Indoor World Cup.

 

Harris received his bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Wellness in 2016 and master’s degree in Sport Management in 2018, both from California University of Pennsylvania.

 

Head shot of the assistant coach of the U.S. Men's National Team and U.S. U-21 Men's National Team Jun KentwellJUN KENTWELL
Assistant Coach, U.S. Men's National Team & Assistant Coach, U.S. U-21 Men's National Team

 

Kentwell will be responsible for supporting the USMNT in all aspects of the high-performance environment around the team including psychological, tactical and technical development. She will evaluate athletes and provide performance analysis during events. As the U-21 USMNT assistant coach she will introduce and develop high-level techniques and training principles that align with “The USA Way”. She will assist with the evaluation of athletes and work with the Junior High Performance team to ensure effective integration of coaching and support for all athletes.

 

She has been the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team for the past six years and led the squad to a gold medal finish at the 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup (IPAC), capturing their first-ever bid to the 2018 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. She was at the helm of the team this past June when they repeated as IPAC Champions, earning another spot at the upcoming 2022 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup set to take place February 2 through 6 in Liège, Belgium.

 

Kentwell is the director of coaching and head coach at the club, WC Eagles. She has developed numerous players who are currently on the U.S. Women’s National Team and U-21 USWNT. She was previously the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Development Team and involved with coaching in Futures.

 

Before coming to the United States in 1999, Kentwell played for 8 years on the Chinese National Team and captained the Jaing Xi Provincial team to three National Championships. At the age of 12, she was selected to train in the residence program at the Jaing Xi Sports Training Center, where she developed into a fast and skillful player. When she was 16 years old, she was selected for the Chinese U-21 National Team and made her debut with the senior squad at age 18.

When injury ended Kentwell’s playing career, she gravitated to umpiring and quickly rose to be a respected official. She officiated in three Asian Games, the European Cup, Pan American Games, Junior World Cup, three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the 2002 Hockey World Cup. In 2004, Kentwell received the Golden Whistle award from the International Hockey Federation to mark her 100th international match officiated.

Kentwell’s coaching style of attention to detail and commitment to excellence will be sure to help develop depth in the men’s program. She plans to cultivate players to play with vision and have the creativity under pressure to perform in a team structure.

 

U.S. Men's National Teams Manager Kathy SchillerKATHY SCHILLER
Manager, Junior & Senior U.S. Men's National Teams

Field hockey has been a family passion for Schiller, and has been the center of travels, holidays and after school time for the past 15 years. Her twin daughters and son have all enjoyed playing the sport. Both daughters went on to umpire after playing in college as well as help to create a field hockey curriculum for the YMCA’s Blue Ridge Leaders School. Her son is a practice player at the University of Maryland and has been a member of the Junior U.S. Men’s National Team and U.S. Men’s National Indoor Teams. 

 

Schiller studied at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her Bachelor, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. She is a retired Chronic Disease Epidemiologist from the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division of the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. After retiring in 2002, Schiller went on to provide business consulting and assist with asset conversions for individuals, commercial, non-profit, military and boutique businesses. 

 

Schiller was an Independent Director on the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020, where her area of contribution was primarily to assist the organization with growing the game and fundraising. Over the last four years, she has had many opportunities to fulfill and renew her commitment by coordinating fundraising campaigns, donor and sponsor identification, solicitation and grant efforts for both the men’s and women’s outdoor and indoor programs. Additionally, she volunteered countless hours and logistic support for several self-funded boys programs, including the U-16, U-18 and U-21 USMNT as well as the Junior and Senior Indoor USMNT. Schiller became a trustee of the U.S. Men’s Field Hockey Foundation in January 2021.