Brandi Kist joins the department of athletics as the first head field hockey coach in Queens history.
Kist comes to the Royals after serving as head coach of the Appalachian State University field hockey program. After holding the assistant coach position in the fall of 2005, she was promoted to the role of head coach which she held for eight seasons.
Before joining the Mountaineers, Kist spent time as a volunteer goalie coach at St. Louis University during the spring of 2005. She also was a graduate assistant coach at Lindenwood University from 2003-2005. Additionally, Kist has worked with the University of Pennsylvania and Ursinus College teams.
Kist also has United States Field Hockey coaching experience having been an assistant coach for the South Region High Performance Team during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 summers. She has also served as a coach and selector for the USFHA Futures Program, and has USFHA Level 2 Coaching accreditation.
Prior to becoming a coach, Kist was a field hockey player at the University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2002. Following her junior season Kist was named Most Improved Player after starting in every game, and she went on to earn team captain honors her senior season.
Kist was also a member of the US Field Hockey High Performance Program, and played in the New South Wales Metro League Women’s Division in Australia.
Kist holds a degree in classical studies with a concentration in civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a master’s degree in sport management from Lindenwood.
Tarryn Morris joins the Royals in the summer of 2020 after most recently working with Syracuse's field hockey program as the director of operations.
As the director of operations at Syracuse, Morris was responsible for managing and maintaining the field hockey program budget. She was also in charge of all aspects of travel and assisted in alumni relations while also serving as a student-athlete and coach liaison.
Morris competed as a forward/midfielder for the LIU Post Pioneers completing her senior season with 22 points on 10 goals and two assists. She also earned a spot on the NE10 All-Conference Team and made an appearance in the NFHCA Senior Game. Morris finished her collegiate field hockey career with 34 points on 15 goals and four assists after playing in 68 games. She also competed on the Pioneer swimming team.
Morris obtained a bachelor's degree in art therapy from Long Island University in 2019. She then went on to earn a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Syracuse.