Bexley Lions: Field Hockey
Coach Contact Information
Bexley High School
Kara Whitlatch (Varsity Head Coach)
Taylor Dawley (Assistant Coach)
Katie Loveless (Assistant Coach)
Bailey Breese (Volunteer Coach)
Bexley Middle School
Emily Gatterdam (Middle School Head Coach)
BMS Training and Practice Schedules
My personal coaching philosophy is that a top field hockey program requires great dedication, commitment, effort, and responsibility and concentration from all players, coaches, and parents. We strive to mold our girls into the best players, students, and citizens that they can be. All members of the team are expected to abide by team, school, and community rules.
Head Coach Bio
Coach Kara Whitlatch is a 1991 Bexley graduate as well as a former player and captain for the Lions. After playing club field hockey at Ohio State University, she graduated with a degree in education in 1996 and received a master's degree in 2001. She was an intervention specialist with South-Western City Schools and Worthington City Schools before beginning her teaching career at Bexley High School in 2000. Coach Whitlatch previously served as the Junior Varsity Coach at Worthington Kilbourne High School for two seasons before becoming the head coach for the Lions. In her fourteen seasons at the helm, she has amassed a record of 146-91-14. Coach Whitlatch has coached 38 Academic All-Americans, seven Division I players, nine Division III players, eight All-Ohio selections, two National Futures Selections, and one Junior Olympics Selection. Coach Whitlatch was voted Coach of the Year by her Central Ohio peers in both 2010 and 2012. In 2012, she was also named Ohio Field Hockey Coach of the Year.