Tina Edmonds - Head Coach
"I'm the one they're holding. Yep- that's me! I know....I look like one of the players. Most mom's tell me I'll appreciate that one day. Being a part of Texas Pride since January 2013 has been quite an adventure and opportunity. I am grateful to have the chance to work with such a committed and determined group of young women. We have come a long way since we started together, and I'm so excited to watch you accomplish your goals. This group of young women have worked hard to pave the way for a successful future for themselves, the club, and for many young women to come."
Here's my Bio:
Kristina Edmonds has signed on to take over the Texas Pride Field Hockey Club. Tina brings a tremendous field hockey background and strong business skills to Texas Pride. Tina grew up in Emmaus, PA and started playing field hockey recreationally when she was 8 years old. Field hockey became a priority in her life when she joined the Firestyx field hockey club in 7th grade, and over the next 6 years helped the club win many indoor and festival championships. She participated in futures from 1998-2003 earning her way to the U-16 National Team in 2000. Until college she was named to the U19 National team and later the U21 Squad. In high school she won a state championship and was state runner-up, while earning All-American honors her senior year. She was then recruited to play at the University of Maryland, where she won 2 NCAA National Championships (2005 & 2006). While at Maryland, she was named co-captain her senior year (2006), and earned First Team All-ACC and All-American honors. She earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Maryland. After college Tina attended Springfield College, MA in pursuit of a degree in Athletic Counseling. While in Massachusetts, she worked with UMass for one season, during which they won their first A-10 Championship and earned a birth to the NCAA tournament. She has worked with the Futures program in NJ from 2007-2012 coaching the U-19 Level 1 group. While completing her Masters and coaching in New Jersey, Tina developed her business background working with the Southwestern Company as a salesperson, and developed herself to a regional manager this past year. Last winter, her longtime boyfriend Adam proposed to her, and they were married in September 2013.