Jan. 9, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Boston College field hockey program welcomes Kelly Doton as the team's new associate head coach, according to an announcement by head coach Ainslee Lamb on Monday.
"I am ecstatic to be working with Kelly," Lamb said. "I have watched her development since she was just starting field hockey, and her growth as both a player and coach has truly impressed me. I am confident that she will impact the staff and team immediately with her passion, knowledge and drive.
"She has experienced firsthand what we want to achieve as a team at BC. I know her exposure and lessons learned through her own process will benefit the program and help us obtain those goals."
Doton comes to BC from Indiana University, where she had been coaching since 2008. Doton, a native of Greenfield, Mass., was an assistant coach for four seasons before being named the associate head coach of the Hoosiers in 2011. In 2009, she was instrumental in helping Indiana reach the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history, after finishing second in league standings and reaching the Big Ten Tournament title game.
"I'm excited to join the Boston College staff and I'm looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead," Doton said. "I'd like to thank Ainslee and the Boston College Athletics Department for giving me this opportunity. Being back in the ACC is something I've always looked forward to and I'm thrilled to be here."
A 2004 graduate of Wake Forest, Doton was an asset to the Demon Deacons on both sides of the ball during her collegiate career, helping to lead her squad to back-to-back NCAA championships. She was honored as the 2003 Honda Award winner, as the National Field Hockey Player of the Year and was the 2002 ACC Player of the Year. She was also a two-time NFHCA First-Team All-American and a three-time All-ACC honoree.
"I can't wait to start working with the entire staff," Doton commented. "Ainslee is someone who I have always respected and being able to work with her is something I've wanted to do. I feel it could lead to a lot of success at BC."
In addition to her collegiate playing experience, Doton was a member of the U.S. Women's Senior National Team from 2005-10. In 2008, she was part of the U.S. squad that traveled to the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
"I have a lot of passion and competitive drive for this game and I hope I can help the program become one of the top teams in the country," Doton said. "I can't wait to get started."