After beginning her coaching career as a Teaching Fellow, Andover Field Hockey Head Coach Kate Dolan developed her coaching background through coaching at Dartmouth College for a year before returning to Andover in 1990. Dolan has coached Varsity and JV Field Hockey, Girls Varsity and JV Ice Hockey, and Varsity Boys and Girls Lacrosse during her 30 years at Andover.
As a former collegiate field hockey and lacrosse player, Coach Dolan accredits her coaching abilities today to the experiences she had with her own coaches in college. While at the University of New Hampshire, her field hockey team made it to the NCAA playoffs every year and her lacrosse team also achieved success, winning the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship.
Martha Fenton ’83
After graduating from Andover, Coach Fenton played collegiate level hockey for four years at Bowdoin College. Once graduated from Bowdoin, Fenton took a year abroad before becoming the assistant coach at Phillips Exeter Academy. Following her three years in New Hampshire, Fenton returned to the Andover coaching staff as an Andover Girls Hockey assistant coach. Fenton took over as head coach after two years and has maintained her position for the last 25 years.
Coach Fenton’s coaching philosophies are based around her dedication to building a strong team dynamic. She believes that even the strongest group of individual players may not necessarily make the best team if they do not play cohesively and communicate.
In addition to being the Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey coach, she is an assistant coach with Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey and Boys' Varsity Lacrosse, and serves as Cluster Dean of West Quad North.