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Janet Holdsworth

Janet Holdsworth
Coach: Middle School Girls Field Hockey
Field Hockey - Middle School Girls

Dr. Janet Holdsworth is a coach for our Middle School girls field hockey team.

Dr. Holdsworth has coached domestically and internationally at the youth, high school, college and elite club levels for 25 years. Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs where she competed in field hockey and lacrosse for Springfield (Delco) High School, Holdsworth went on to compete as a NCAA DIII field hockey and lacrosse student-athlete, serving as captain of both college teams, at Wittenberg University.

Janet was previously head coach of the Gill St. Bernard’s and Villa Walsh Academy varsity lacrosse teams as well as the head coach of the program at Centenary College. Additionally, she coached for 16 years in Minnesota, serving as the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at the University of Minnesota and head varsity girls lacrosse coach at Hopkins High School.

During her time coaching the Gophers, Holdsworth was recognized by USALacrosse/WCLA as “National Coach of the Year.” In 2002, she received the Positive Coaching Alliance's (PCA) Golden Whistle/Double-Goal Coaching Award as the first female (from any sport) and the first lacrosse coach in the country to earn this recognition for coaching student-athletes to not only compete to win, but also to inspire them to grow as leaders. Janet is also the former founder and director of Winning for Life, a non-profit committed to lacrosse and leadership development of student-athletes. Additionally, she has served on the USALacrosse Strategic Planning Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the PCA’s“Brain Trust,” and led a group of coaches to Guatemala to teach the sport to youth and to build homes outside of Antigua, Guatemala.

In addition to her coaching duties at Morristown Beard, Janet is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University.