Cay Miller - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Cay Miller played field hockey, basketball and softball at Churchill, earning all-county, all-state, and all-met honors in field hockey and all-county honors in softball. She played field hockey at Haverford College (with a semester abroad playing for the University of Melbourne club team in Australia) and twice earned all-Centennial Conference honors. In 2005, she became the first field hockey player to be inducted into the Churchill Sports Hall of Fame. She coached Churchill's JV field hockey team in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons. In 2010, she became the varsity field hockey coach at Churchill. She was awarded Maryland Field Hockey Coach of the Year by the MPSSAA in 2021 and Outstanding Field Hockey Coach of the Year in February 2018 and 2022 by the Pigskin Club of Washington, DC. She teaches English for speakers of other languages at Wheaton Woods ES, achieved National Board certification in 2013, and was named MCPS Elementary ELD Teacher of the Year and the MCPS finalist for The Washington Post Teacher of the Year in 2021.

Ilana Sophie Ascher - JV Head Coach

Coach Ilana Ascher played field hockey for Churchill in 2013 and 2014. Ilana, going by Sophie at the time, performed as one of the top goalkeepers in Montgomery County, tallying 81 saves in her senior season and earning honorable-mention all-county and NFHCA national academic squad recognition. Ilana was selected captain during her senior year, and she earned the coach's award during her final team banquet. Ilana was recruited to the Oberlin College field hockey team in 2015. She first began coaching at summer camps and in private lessons in 2014, and she is committed to using the unique perspective of a goalie to encourage a strong defense and give insight on how offense can effectively get by the last lines of defense. Ilana spent the last year in Germany teaching English on a Fulbright scholarship, and she plans to go back to school with a focus on childhood development and psychology.

Margaret Carroll - Volunteer Assistant Coach

Coach Margaret Carroll played field hockey at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey. She has been a volunteer assistant at Churchill since the 2015 season. She studied architecture at the University of Maryland and started a lifelong obsession with Terps basketball. In her spare time, she is a consultant for architecture and interior design firms in the DC Metro area. She lives in Bethesda with her husband, two adorable boys, one cat, and she waits every year for another Maryland basketball national championship.

Candy Thurman - Volunteer Assistant Coach

Coach Candy Thurman is a retired MCPS social studies teacher with 40 years of field hockey coaching experience including one 4A Maryland state championship, three WCAC championships, and numerous region and division titles. She has served in the past as the head varsity coach at Walter Johnson, Academy of the Holy Cross, and Montgomery Blair High School. She founded and coached Tazmaniacs Club in Montgomery County for twenty years and coached at Junior Olympics for five years. She was a four-year starter at American University and was recognized as MVP in 1979. She has been volunteering with the Churchill field hockey program since the 2019 season.

 Amy Wood - Volunteer Assistant Coach

Coach Amy Wood coached the Bethesda-Chevy Chase field hockey program for nearly 20 years, winning a record 9-straight state championships between 1994-2002 and leading the program to 277 wins. She was twice named Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year and received the Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement award. Wood was inducted into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame in 2020. She coached the Washington Wolves Club for many years. She played collegiately at the University of Connecticut. She has been volunteering with Churchill field hockey since the 2021 season.