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)
Paul Ross (Volunteer Coach)
Bexley Middle School
Emily Gatterdam (Middle School Head Coach)
BHS Training and Practice Schedules:
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 BHS graduate, as well as a former Lions player and captain. 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 for two seasons before becoming the head coach for the Lions. In her thirteen seasons at the helm, she has amassed a record of 136-83-14. Coach Whitlatch has coached 37 Academic All-Americans, seven Division I players, eight Division III players, eight All-Ohio selections, two National Futures Selections, and one Junior Olympics Selection. She was voted Coach of the Year by her Central Ohio peers in both 2010 and 2012 and, in 2012, named Ohio Field Hockey Coach of the Year.