Field Hockey BC Coaches (Staff)

Patricia Wright-Alexis

Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager

Roles & Responsibilities:
Patricia is responsible for the development of Athletes and Coaches within the FHBC Athlete Development and Performance Program, and for the delivery oversight of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP).

Patricia is a certified FIH Hockey Academy Level 3 Coach with eleven years coaching experience and has been involved in development and strategic planning for field hockey for over eight years. She was the co-captain of her university team (University of Massachusetts, USA), and was selected to the A-10 All-Conference team three of her four years at university. She is a former national player and captain and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the junior and senior levels for fifteen years before retiring and going full time into coaching.

As a coach, she held the position of Development Head Coach at the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board for two years before founding IN Sports Field Hockey Academy with the vision of introducing the sport to non-traditional schools and communities and focusing on development within the 5 – 16 age range. Patricia also coached the female hockey team at the University of the West Indies and was a part of the coaching staff for the Junior Women National team for the last two Junior Pan Am Championships.

Before her career in sports, Patricia worked in the Supply Chain and Logistics field for over six years. She earned her BSc in Business Management (Hons) from the University of Massachusetts and holds a certificate in International Relations. Patricia is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors, reading a good book, and spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Krista Thompson

Regional Head Coach, Vancouver Island

Roles & Responsibilities:
Krista leads and oversees the implementation of FHBC programs for Vancouver Island.

While playing on the Canadian National Team, Krista decided to give back to the community and pursue a career in coaching. She completed her Masters of Education in Coaching Studies program at the University of Victoria and then completed her NCCP Level 4 at the National Coaching Institute. Over the past 20 years, Krista has spent time coaching athletes at the middle school, high school, regional, provincial, university, national and international levels.

Krista started playing field hockey at age 12 for her Junior High School team. She continued her playing career through high school and then the University of New Brunswick before joining the National Program. “One of the highlights of my career was playing in a Four Nations Tournament in Vancouver against England, Japan, and USA.”