Kaitlyn  Skelley Wahila
Kaitlyn Skelley Wahila

Last College:
UNH '06

Position:
Assistant Coach

Kaitlyn Skelley Wahila enters her fourth season as an assitant field hockey coach at Siena College. Prior to arriving in Loudonville, Wahila served as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College where she assisted with recruiting, practice preparation and other administrative functions associated with the field hockey program.

Under Wahila's guidance, the Saints posted their most successful season in seven years as the team finished 4-14 in 2009. She played an integral role in the development of Second Team All-NEC selection Kristin McGorty and NEC Player of the Week Lisa Heimerle (9/28).

Alongside her stint with the Bombers, Wahila was an assistant coach with the USA Field Hockey Future's Program where she taught curriculum to standout athletes. This role helped to improve fundamentals, tactics and advanced skills.

From 2002-2006, Wahila was a head coach at UNH's Field Hockey Camp, where she provided the development of field hockey skills to high school athletes under the guidance of Wildcats' head coach Robin Balducci.

Wahila was a successful student athlete at the University of New Hampshire where she was a four-year letter-winner for the Wildcats. In 2004-05, Wahila garnered America East Academic Honor Roll accolades alongside receiving the Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Award. In 2002, Wahila won the UNH Freshman Award and was selected to the America East All-Rookie Team.

Wahila received her Bachelor of Science degree from UNH as a business administration and management major with a minor psychology. She most recently received her Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Ithaca College.

Wahila and her husband Andrew reside in nearby Menands.