Kealy Chipman is entering her first year on the UConn staff as a volunteer coach for the 2017 season. Prior UConn, Chipman spent three seasons in Pennsylvania coaching at the college and high school levels.
While attending Wilkes University as a graduate assistant to the women’s field hockey program in 2013, Chipman was elevated to interim head coach after a 2-9 start. During her time as head coach, the Colonels finished with a 6-2 record on their way to winning the first conference championship for the school in 19 years.
In 2014, Chipman became a volunteer coach at Marywood University where the staff utilized her scoring and positioning skills to strengthen the team’s offensive squad. In 2015, Chipman became assistant coach at Holy Redeamer High School in Wilkes Barre, PA while finishing out her graduate degree program at Wilkes University.
As a player, Chipman closed a record breaking year in 2012 at Division III Castleton State College, including garnering North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year honors.
A four-year starter for the Spartans, Chipman finished her career as Castleton's all-time leader in points (166), goals (70) and assists (26). During the 2012 campaign she set program single-season records for points (68), goals (27) and assists (14). Chipman also earned NAC First Team All-Conference Honors while leading Castleton to a Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Chipman received her Bachelor's Degree in Sports Administration from Castleton State College and a Master’s of Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University. She also holds a U.S Level 1 coaching certification.