USA Field Hockey

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


Drake was appointed the U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach in November 2020 and named the head coach in April 2022. 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.