Coaches


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 Outstanding Field Hockey Coach of the Year in February 2018 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.
 
 



Liz Whitney - JV Head Coach

Coach Elizabeth (Liz) Whitney played field hockey at Kent State University where she earned first-team Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors her junior season while also being named to the NFHCA All Academic Squad all four years of her playing career. While pursing graduate study at Kent State, Liz coached for three different high schools in Northeast Ohio over the next five years. Liz departed NE Ohio in 2014 to pursue a career in higher education at the University of Kentucky, where she remained until moving to Maryland in 2020. Liz is currently a health teacher at Julius West MS and head coach for Maryland Legacy Field Hockey Club based in Frederick, which is a new club program that grows the love of the game for many young athletes in Maryland. 






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 ha been volunteering with the Churchill field hockey program since the 2019 season.


 













Coaches