Passmore Adds Hinch to USWNT Staff as Goalkeeping Coach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach David Passmore has added Maddie Hinch to the centralized staff as a goalkeeping coach.

“I believe Maddie is the perfect fit for our team with her experience as an international athlete who knows what it takes to both performance and win at the highest stage,” commented Passmore. “She will play an important part of the day to day coaching of the team with specific responsibility for the goalkeepers as a part of that. Having three talented goalkeepers as we do is a luxury and Maddie will no doubt provide them with the support and development they need but also to challenge and push them to even higher levels set by David Williamson, who we thank for his massive contribution to the USWNT.”

“Having been part of the highly successful Great Britain set up, Maddie will also be important to the continuing development and refinement of our team culture, which I value so highly.”  

A world-renown goalkeeper, Hinch is a decorated athlete who made her debut in 2008 and was later awarded a full-time contract with GB Hockey in 2010. She established herself as the national team's first-choice goalkeeper and went on to represent England and Great Britain in 186 combined international caps. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, leading her teams to gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where she famously saved all four penalties in the shootout against The Netherlands, and bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She is also a two-time Commonwealth Games medalist, capturing gold in Birmingham (2022) and silver in Glasgow (2014). She earned FIH Goalkeeper of the Year awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the King of England in 2023. After a 13 year career, Hinch retired in 2023.

In 2017, Hinch founded MH1 Coaching which specialized and focused on goalkeeping specific training. After its inception, it rapidly grew and is now considered the United Kingdom’s most successful goalkeeper coaching company running camps, clinics and coach education worldwide.

Hinch spent this past season as the assistant coach at the University of Connecticut.

“As I embark on this exciting journey with the U.S. Women's National Team, I'm deeply honored and humbled to be invited to join a team whom I've long admired for their passion, fight and energy,” commented Hinch. “My extensive time as a fully centralized athlete with GB Hockey for over a decade has instilled in me a profound understanding of the rigors of elite competition and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Through my Olympic journey, I've come to appreciate the exacting standards demanded in both training and competition for success at the highest level.”

“I'm particularly enthusiastic about contributing to the team's day-to-day coaching, especially in supporting, inspiring and challenging their talented goalkeepers. With my experience founding MH1 Coaching and recently serving as an assistant coach at UConn Field Hockey, I'm passionate about mentorship and player development, eager to share all I have learnt with the group.”

“Stepping into this new role, I'm thankful for the chance to add to the legacy of the U.S. Women's National Team, alongside dedicated athletes and staff. I'm confident that together, we'll strive for greater heights, inspiring both on and off the field."

“I would like to thank Paul Caddy and University of Connecticut for their support in releasing Maddie to this role,” add Passmore. “Quality staff are hard to come by and whilst being a loss to their program, the support to provide Maddie with this opportunity has been important for us.”

The USWNT Staff consists of head coach Passmore, assistant coaches Javier Telechea and Tracey Fuchs, team manager Krista Page, stand-in manager Nazia Rashid, goalkeeper coaches Hinch and Jackie Briggs, specialist coach, Pietie Coetzee-Turner, performance analyst Chris Fry and high performance director Craig Parnham.

USA Field Hockey would like to recognize the elite support by the United States Performance Center in Charlotte, N.C. who provides the USWNT with numerous staff, including athletic trainers Hannah Jaussen and Lauren Woelffer, psychologist Dr. Joanne Perry and strength and conditioning coaches Devin McDonald and Abi Trivisonno.

Join USA Field Hockey in welcoming Hinch to her new role!