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Anne Parmenter
Anne Parmenter
Title: Head Field Hockey Coach/Director of Physical Education
Phone: 860-297-4189

Anne Parmenter begins her 19th season as the head field hockey coach at Trinity College in 2019, after guiding the Bantams to a 12-5 record and a NESCAC Semifinals appearance last fall.  Trinity qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 13th year in a row under Parmenter's watch and finished 2018 as the No. 13-ranked field hockey team in the nation. Parmenter mentored 2018 NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year Chandler Solimine to NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, after helping Trinity's all-time, leading scorer Kelcie Finn earn National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Player of the Year honors in both 2016 and 2017.  In 2018, the Bantams posted a 12-6 record and made runs in both the NESCAC Finals and the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals. Trinity qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 12th year in a row under Parmenter's watch and finished 2017 as the No. 11-ranked field hockey team in the nation.  Parmenter was inducted into the NFHCA Hall of Fame in 2019, joining Robin Sheppard to make Trinity College the only school with two coaches in the NFHCA Hall of Fame.  The NESCAC and NFHCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2014, Parmenter is 172-127 in 18 seasons at Trinity and 283-202-7 in 32 years of coaching field hockey at Connecticut College and with the Bantams.  

Parmenter ranked 49th among all NCAA field hockey coaches, 25th among active NCAA field hockey coaches, and 12th among active Division III field hockey coaches in wins in the most recent record book, and has taken Trinity to 13 NESCAC Tournaments and four NCAA Tourneys since 2000. In 2009, Parmenter guided the Bantams to a 13-1 regular season, and an appearance in the NESCAC Finals which Trinity hosted on Robin L. Sheppard Field as the top seed in the conference tournament. Trinity won NCAA contests in 2008, 2009 and 2016 and made the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2009 and last fall with a win against No. 6-ranked Salisbury in the second round. Parmenter also served as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach for 13 seasons and was promoted to full professor of physical education in the summer of 2017. She was the College's interim SWA for the fall semester of 2017 and has been its director of physical education since the fall of 2017.

Prior to her arrival at Trinity, Parmenter was the head field hockey coach at Connecticut College for 14 seasons, compiling six ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances. She was also the head women’s lacrosse coach at Connecticut College from 1991-2001 with a career record of 107-47, nine ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances, ECAC titles in 1994 and 2000, and an NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearance in 1996. In addition, Parmenter was assistant athletic director at Connecticut College. Parmenter has also been an assistant field hockey, lacrosse, and squash coach at Amherst College and an assistant field hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts and Holy Cross.

A native of England, Parmenter graduated from Chelsea College in 1981 with a degree in education. She earned her master’s degree from Massachusetts in 1987. She took a year off from assisting the Bantam lacrosse team in 2006 to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Everest.