Carly Zinn had a great start in her first season as the head field hockey coach/assistant athletic director at Dickinson. Zinn returned to Dickinson having served as the program's top assistant for three seasons (2010-2013). In June of 2013, she was hired as the head field hockey coach at York College, where she spent three seasons building the Spartan program into a championship contender.
In her first season returning to Dickinson, Zinn led the Red Devils to a 12-7 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference playoffs. Junior Kim Monteferante '18 was named the program's second All-American, earning third-team honors. The Red Devils broke school records for goals, assists and points in a season while Chelsea Kramer '19 set a new single season scoring record and Catherine Perlmutter '17 became the program's all-time leader in career goals and points, and tied for the top spot in assists.
During her previous Dickinson assignment, Zinn was the lead assistant and the interim head coach during the search for Caitlin Dallmeyer, who took over as the head coach at Lehigh University. Their recruiting efforts built the foundation for a program that has produced four straight winning seasons with at least 11 wins and three appearances in the Centennial Conference semifinals.
While at York, Zinn turned the program around in her second year as the Spartans went 13-7 and advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) semifinals. York made a second straight appearance in the CAC semifinals in 2015. In addition to Zinn's on-the-field success, the team's overall GPA rose from a 3.0 prior to her arrival in 2013 to 3.42 in 2014-15, earning the highest team GPA for York atthletics that year.
Zinn was a three-year member of the Lock Haven University field hockey team, missing her sophomore year due to a medical redshirt. She helped lead the Eagles to a stellar mark of 54-14 (79.4%) during her career. She earned a B.S. in psychology from Lock Haven in 2010 and received a master's of exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014.