To build self esteem by enjoying field hockey programs in Worthington, Ohio which are rooted in the principles of participation, sportsmanship and skill development.

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The WYB Field Hockey coaching staff has a broad range of field hockey experience and is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the sport and growing the game.   All coaches have passed a background check and are trained in concussion awareness, as per WYB policy. You can contact us anytime at

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Ashley Downs 

Sport Director / Coach

Ashley joined WYBFH in 2014. She is active on the WYB Board of Directors and serves as sport director. She is a member of the USA Field Hockey Association and is a certified Level I Coach. She also earned NFHS Coaching Field Hockey certification. Ashley was a founding member of Club Field Hockey at Miami University and played midfield for Fairmont HS in Kettering, OH. She works part-time, plays broomball, and enjoys being an advocate for field hockey. Her two young boys frequent the hockey field and "help" with hockey activities.


Kieran Ford

Cards Coach

Kieran is a graduate of Thomas Worthington High School and Ohio University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education and a Masters in Reading Education.  She is a teacher in Southwestern City Schools. Throughout high school, she played varsity field hockey and lacrosse and remained very involved with these sports through clubs and coaching at clinics. Fun fact: Kieran was part of the Cards field hockey team that won State in 2012! 


Courteney Miller 

Youth Coach

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Courteney started playing field hockey in 7th grade. She was part of her high school's  state winning  varsity team and was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame. She coached and played club field hockey in college and enjoys playing recreationally. Courteney moved to Columbus, OH in December 2016 to be closer to her sister, Tiena  and  family who lives in Worthington. 

Tiena Miller

Youth coach

Tiena played varsity field hockey for 5 years at Sweet Home Senior High School in Amherst, NY. During that time she received numerous honors including MVP and my team ranked 4th in New York State. She has been an elementary school teacher for the past 11 years and currently teaches 4th grade in South-Western City Schools. Her family moved to Columbus, OH. Her son attends Bluffsview Elementary and is involved in LOTS of WYB sports. She loves sports and is super excited to be involved in field hockey again! 

Sam Kuehnl 

Cards coach

Sam grew up in Worthington Ohio and played for the Thomas Worthington Field Hockey program. Her team advanced to the District finals every year, was State runner-up her Junior year, and won the State Championship her senior year! She then went on to play field hockey at Central Michigan University. She helped coach summer leagues and practices and has always loved field hockey! Fun fact: Sam has a Chiweenie named Buster!  

Julia  Schwabenbauer

Goalie Coach

Julia grew up in the DC suburbs and began playing field hockey in middle school as a midfielder. In high school, she tried playing goalie at practice on a whim and ended up loving the position so much that she continued as goalkeeper for her high school's varsity, indoor and summer league teams, as well as a club team. She attended OSU and coached the youth field hockey team back home during her summers. She now works full-time in Columbus and is excited to be involved with field hockey again!