Coaching Staff
Campers will receive expert instruction from NCAA Division I collegiate coaches, a goalkeeping specialist, USA National Team members, international staff, and current Columbia University players. Camper to staff ratio is 10:1 or better. The staff will supervise all meals, transportation to from the fields, and dorms will be under supervision by the staff and camp directors at all times. The staff will reside with the campers in the dormitory.

A certified athletic trainer will be on staff and available at all times. Emergency medical facilities are located adjacent to the Baker Athletic Complex.

Marybeth Freeman, Camp Owner & Director
Head Coach Temple University

Marybeth Freeman, a five-time NCAA Division I National Champion as a player and coach, was named head coach of Temple University's Field Hockey program in April 2015.

Prior to her arrival at Temple, she was appointed the Columbia Head Field Hockey Coach in April 2010. In 2014, the Lions finished second in the Ivy League and had the most successful season Columbia hockey has ever seen. Finishing the season at 12-5, having garnered Ivy League Coach of the Year honors, coaching Christina Freibott to Columbia's first ever Offensive Player of the Year, and placing three others on First Team All-Ivy rosters, there was much to be excited about.

After just her second season at Columbia, she had a program record of six student athletes represent Columbia on the All-IVY team and two student athletes on the All-Region squad. Freeman, who becomes just the fourth field hockey coach in school history, spent seven seasons at the University of Maryland before coming to Columbia University. Freeman joined the Maryland staff in 2003, serving as the team’s assistant coach until 2006, then in 2007 was promoted to associate head coach. She played an integral role in leading her team to three National Championship titles in 2005, 2006, and 2008, and three ACC Conference titles in 2005, 2008, 2009. Among her many responsibilities at Maryland, Freeman was responsible for developing the Terps’ defense and goalkeeping unit. During her tenure, she worked with three-time All-American Kathryn Masson, who led the nation in goals against average twice, while ranking in the top five in her final three years from 2005-08. 

Freeman, a USA Field Hockey accredited coach, is also involved in the United States Field Hockey High Performance Program serving as an assistant coach, in addition to working with the US Field Hockey Futures program in New York. With her passion for teaching, Freeman has two instructional DVDs through Championship Productions, “Becoming a Champion Goalkeeper” in 2004 and “Advanced Tactics and Techniques for Goalkeeping”, May 2010. She also sits on the board of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as 2nd Vice President. Freeman is a 2003 graduate of Old Dominion and helped the Lady Monarchs to four CAA Conference titles as an undergraduate. The four year starter also led her team to National Championship titles in 1998 and 2000. She holds a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Old Dominion University and earned her master's in education from the University of Maryland in May 2008.
Roz Ellis, Coaching Director

Roz Ellis joined Temple field hockey as the associate head coach of the program in May, 2015. Ellis, who has six years of experience coaching collegiate field hockey, came to Temple from the University of Louisville where she spent the 2014 season.

While at Louisville, Ellis's duties as assistant coach included serving as the director of recruiting, assisting with practice and game day preparation, and assisting in developing relationships within the field hockey community. The Cardinals earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and finished the season with a record of 15-6 in their first year as a member of the ACC.

Prior to her stint at Louisville, Ellis spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts, coaching against Temple back when the Owls were a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. During her time at UMass, she helped guide the Minutewomen to two A-10 titles and NCAA tournament appearances. In 2013, UMass advanced to the NCAA round of eight for the first time since 2000.

Ellis served as a volunteer assistant coach at Wake Forest in 2010 and helped lead the Demon Deacons to an NCAA tournament appearance. She began her coaching career at Appalachian State, where she was an assistant coach in 2009. Following the 2009 season, Ellis took her playing and coaching skills to Dublin, Ireland, where she competed for the Old Alexandra Field Hockey Club.

From 2006-2011, Ellis participated in the U.S. Field Hockey Women's National Championship Tournament and helped capture the title with her HPC regional team (New Jersey) in 2011. She holds a USA Level II coaching certificate and was named 2012 New England Futures Regional Head Coach.

Ellis is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she earned NFHCA All-America Second Team and All-West Region First Team honors. As a senior, she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team after she helped lead the 2008 Hawkeyes to an NCAA semifinal appearance. The two-time All-Big Ten First Team and three-time Big Ten Championship Team member was also successful in the classroom as a two-time All-Big Ten Academic Team selection.

The Lewisburg, Pa., native earned her bachelor's degree in English from Iowa in 2009.

Katie Gerzabek, Coach

Katie Gerzabek joined the Temple field hockey program as an assistant coach in June, 2015. Gerzabek is a 2015 graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was a four-year standout for the powerhouse Terrapins.

Gerzabek was a freshman starter on Maryland's 2011 NCAA Championship team, scoring the first of three goals in the Terrapins' 3-2 overtime comeback win against North Carolina. She was named to the NFHCA All-Region First Team that season as well as in 2014, and earned second team honors in 2012 and 2013. As a senior and team captain in 2014, Gerzabek helped lead the Terps to a regular season Big Ten Championship.  She capped her career with NFHCA Third Team All-America honors after also earning All-Big Ten Second Team and All-Big Ten Academic Team selection.

Gerzabek was a member of both the U21 and U19 teams for USA Field Hockey and has been coaching at various levels over the last four years. While playing with two US Junior National Teams, Gerzabek garnered a good deal of international experience. She competed in the Junior World Cup in Germany as a member of the U21 team in 2013, and scored a goal as Team USA earned the bronze medal at the Junior Pan Am Games in Mexico in 2012.

Since November of 2013, Gerzabek has served as the U16 head coach and U19 assistant coach for the Washington Wolves Field Hockey Club in Rockville, Md. During the spring seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2015, Gerzabek coached at three different levels for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program and earned her Level 1 Coaching Certification.

Gerzabek was involved with Maryland's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years, serving as Vice President for Social Media and Public Relations as a senior. She also served as a coach for The Grass Roots Project from January of 2015 until her graduation. The program is a student-athlete run organization that educates at-risk youth from Washington, D.C., about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, using sport and physical activity to convey prevention messages.
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