Returning for his fourth season at Miami is assistant coach Chip Rogers. A veteran in the field hockey world, Rogers has extensive coaching and officiating experience throughout the East Coast.
With Rogers’ help, the RedHawks have won Mid-American Championships in each of the past two seasons, taking the regular season and tournament titles in 2012 and the tournament championship again in 2013. It culminated in Miami’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season.
"Chip's knowledge and personality makes him the perfect complement to our staff," said Miami head coach Iñako Puzo. "He brings a big dose of liveliness and desire to this program. Chip is a person with strong convictions and values who has the capacity to constantly transmit his positive attitude to the people who surround him."
Rogers is one of the foremost authorities on field hockey history in the United States. He maintained all statistics and records for Divisions I, II and III from 1997-2008 until the NCAA took over. He is the administrator of the Fieldhockeycorner.com website, which has been used by coaches, players and fans as a resource for schedules, results, rankings, statistics and polls for all three divisions of NCAA field hockey for the past 10 years. Rogers also serves the national coaching organization through his service as the First Vice President of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association since 2012 and as the chair of the Adult Task Force for USA Field Hockey.
Prior to joining Miami, Rogers spent three summers as a Master Coach of the Absolutely the Best Camp, Inc., working with the campers, along with assisting in overall administration of the camp and the day-to-day activities. He has also served as the director of the Tidewater Field Hockey Camp an assistant director of the Sauk Valley Field Hockey Camp. In 2008, Rogers obtained a Level III umpire rating and has worked approximately 40 collegiate games per season the past four years, including working the NCAA Division I Tournament in 2010. His playing experience includes being a member of the Greenwich Field Hockey Club since 2001. He has played and umpired at the National Field Hockey Festival in each of the last 11 years, being named the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey League Umpire of the Year in 2012.
"Miami is a nationally-respected institution and it is an honor to represent not only the institution, but also the Athletic Department and the field hockey team," said Rogers.
Rogers currently serves as a contributing editor to the United States Field Hockey Association's magazine FH Life. He was also named the Director of Emerging Programs, a committee formed to encourage and develop new field hockey programs throughout the United States, by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.