Gina Wills • Camp Director
Gina Wills recently finished her third season as the head coach of the Washington and Lee field hockey program. In 2017 she led the Generals to their first ODAC tournament championship since 2005. The Generals won their first NCAA tournament game in program history, advancing to the round of 16. Following a program record 15 wins, including a 7-0 mark in conference play, Wills was named ODAC Coach of the Year for the second time.
Wills came to W&L from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where she served as the head field hockey coach for eight years. In that time, she guided the Tigers to a 121-40 (.752) overall record, four regular-season conference titles and three conference tournament championships. Wills was named the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year and the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Coach of the Year after leading DePauw to a 21-2 record. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. She led her 2013 team back to the NCAA Tournament.
In her career Wills has mentored her athletes to nine NFHCA All-America selections, including a pair of first team honorees. Three of her athletes have been named the Region Player of the Year, while eleven played in the NFHCA Senior All-Star game. She ranks in the top ten among active coaches in Division III for winning percentage.
Active in the sport, Wills has been a coach for the United States Field Hockey Association Futures Program since 2007. She is a 2004 graduate of Centre College with a bachelor of arts in English with a minor in history. She lettered in both field hockey and softball, serving as a two-year captain in field hockey and earning second team all-region accolades as a junior.
Lauren Thomas • Assistant Coach, Ohio Wesleyan University
Lauren Thomas is in her second season as assistant field hockey coach at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Thomas came to Ohio Wesleyan from DePauw University, where she served as an assistant coach for one season. She helped the Tigers to a 16-3 overall record while working with all facets of the program, including recruiting, academic check-ins, and scheduling.
She also coached at the 2015 USA Field Hockey Futures site in nearby Dublin, working with the U-16 and U-19 teams.
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Current and Former Washington and Lee Field Hockey Players