Head Coach Kylie Hrehor
Office Phone: (304) 829-7032
Head coach Kylie Hrehor will enter her third season at the helm of the Bethany field hockey program.
Hrehor helped guide the Bison to seven victories in the 2015 campaign, equaling the number of wins from the past three seasons combined. Since her arrival in 2013, the Bison have continued to improve in nearly every statistical category from the season before.
Offensively, Bethany totaled 42 goals, 26 assists, and 110 total points on 255 shots in 2015, compared to 18 goals, 9 assists, 45 points and 205 shots a year ago. The Bison also showed progress on the defensive end, totaling 17 defensive saves after recording 13 in the past two seasons combined.
Hrehor comes to the Bethany Field Hockey program after serving a year and a half at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. During her one season with the field hockey team, Hrehor helped lead a roster of 13 underclassmen and one senior to three victories, including a 7-0 victory against Bay Path. The seven goals marked the second-highest scoring output by an Express team in the history of the program.
In addition to guiding the field hockey program, Hrehor, who helped lead Cortland State’s field hockey program to a 53-8 record and three trips to the NCAA Tournament during her undergraduate career, was also the coach of Wells’ women’s lacrosse team.
Hrehor began her college career at Cornell University before transferring to Cortland, where she graduated from in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She began her coaching career at Trine (Ind.) University as an assistant in 2010 before moving up to head coach in 2011. After the school dropped field hockey, Hrehor went to Ithaca (N.Y.) College as an assistant coach before accepting the head coaching positions at Wells.
Hrehor has already made a significant impact on the field hockey program as the second head coach since the program reboot in 2012, and she expects the Bison to reach even greater heights in 2016.
Assistant Coach Jessica Galatioto
Office Phone: (304) 829-7168
Assistant coach Jessica Galatioto joins the Bethany field hockey coaching staff for her first season in 2015. She will serve as the head assistant under Kylie Hrehor.
Galatioto comes to Bethany after a very successful playing career at Castelton University. Over the span of her career, a three-year starter in goal for the Spartans, Galatioto started in all 59 games over the final three seasons, posting a record of 33-25 while helping Castleton to back-to-back North Atlantic Conference Championships in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The 2013-14 season was statistically the best for Galatioto as she ranked third in the NAC in shutouts (5) while tallying a 2.35 goals against average. The numbers were even better against conference opponents, as she notched a record of 9-0, allowing just five goals while boasting a goals-against average of .58. She also led the NAC in save percentage against conference opponents, posting a gaudy mark of .919.
Also a solid performer in the classroom, Galatioto was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic Squad in all four of her seasons between 2011-2014. A recipient of Castleton’s Physical Education Department’s Presidential Scholarship, Galatioto graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical and Health Education.
A native of Queensbury, New York, Galatioto will be enrolled in Bethany’s Master of Teaching program.
(Updated December 7, 2015)