By Philippe Chauveau
The Ohio Wesleyan field hockey team is under new management, so to speak.
Former head coach Marge Redmond stepped down, allowing for Hannah Allison, her assistant coach last season, to take over the position.
As Interim Head Coach, Allison will have former head coach Marge Redmond as her assistant coach.
“I want to be known as the team that never gives up,” Allison said. “If the girls give me 100 percent effort during practice, it will carry into the game.”
Allison said could not hide her surprise at receiving such a special chance.
“I got called into the athletic director’s office and I was really nervous, I didn’t know what it was about,” she said. “I couldn’t say no when they offered me the position, it is such an amazing opportunity.”
Sophomore defender Lee LeBoeuf said she was not at all surprised to see Allison placed in the head coach position.
“She is more than qualified to be our head coach and has already done an excellent job this preseason,” LeBouef said.
“Hannah was able to recruit hard and bring an incredible incoming freshman class.”
While most people might find a switch between coaching positions strange, LeBoeuf said the players believe it was a great decision.
“It was good that we were able to have Hannah as an assistant for a season, it made the change less radical,” LeBoeuf said.
“Plus, Marge will be working on a new position that she is very passionate about, yet we still get to see her everyday. It’s a win-win situation.”
Redmond will now serve as OWU’s senior woman administrator, alongside her new position as assistant coach for the Bishops’ Field Hockey team.