Jessica Weiss enters her second season at the helm of the Randolph-Macon field hockey team.
Weiss joined the Yellow Jackets before the 2016 campaign. She earned her first collegiate win as a head coach in the Yellow Jackets' 2016 opening game against Oberlin in a double overtime thriller. Two players were selected to the All-ODAC First Team in Weiss' inaugural season.
Prior to joining the staff at R-MC, Weiss was an assistant coach at Christopher Newport for seven seasons. The Captains earned five NCAA Tournament appearances, reached the Sweet 16 twice and advanced to the Final Four once. Weiss coached nine All-Americans, 20 All-Region selections, 32 All-State honorees, 12 All-Conference performers, 23 All-Academic players and 10 Senior All-Stars. Weiss coordinated CNU’s recruiting efforts, assisted in fundraising and oversaw the program’s budget as well as on-field coaching duties.
Weiss worked with the Stick Power Field Hockey Club in Newport News since 2010, serving as club goalkeeper coach and financial manager. She was the head coach of the U16 and U19 teams at USA Field Hockey sanctioned events.
In addition, Weiss was an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at CNU from 2008-12. The Captains won three USA South championships and made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Weiss played field hockey (2004-07) and lacrosse (2006-08) at Susquehanna. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2008 with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Information Systems. Weiss was a Dean’s List honoree and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Order of Omega leadership honor societies. She also earned the Stein Scholarship for International Internships.
Following graduation, Weiss was an assistant field hockey coach at Susquehanna in the fall of 2008.
Along with her coaching duties, Weiss also earned a Master of Education degree in Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017.