“Culture" is a word often used by us in the coaching community, but it is not easily defined or understood. Constructing a positive team culture is also critically important for new head coaches. As a new head coach, what do you envision for your program? Enough players to roster a team? More wins than losses? Limited team drama? Or all the above? This presentation is for new head coaches and will discuss building a team culture and healthy environment for players and coaches to thrive in. It will also include team bonding ideas and activities for whether you’re in person or virtual.
Assistant Coach, Occidental College
Occidental Head Coach - 2014-Present
6 Year Coaching Veteran
Hannah Khin is in her third season as the head coach and recruiting coordinator for the women’s lacrosse program. She also runs the programs strength and conditioning programming
During Khin’s first season in 2015 the Tigers reached the NCAA Division III Tournament for only the second-time in program history. Oxy also made the SCIAC Championship game 2015.
A 2013 graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, she graduated with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. As a player, Khin was a four-year starting midfielder, and captain her senior year. A top scorer for the Gophers, she holds Goucher’s 5th place all time record in career goals (204). She was a four-time Landmark All-Conference selection and, in 2013, was named an IWLCA Regional All-American.
Khin played internationally at Durham University (UK) while pursuing her MSc in Developmental Psychopathology (2013-2014). She led the team to the 2014 Northern Premier League championship and the British University of College Sport championship game; she was voted MVP by her teammates for her efforts.
Originally from Portsmouth, NH, Khin led her Portsmouth High team to two consecutive state championships and was named to the NH All-State Team for four straight years. During college, she played for the summer program Global Players, where she played in Amsterdam and Prague, and coached clinics in Germany. She has coached for Lighthouse Lacrosse, a club team based in New Hampshire and Los Angeles Aces Lacrosse Club based in Los Angeles.