Joachim Civico returns for his second season as an assistant coach on Lafayette's field hockey staff in 2015. Civico comes to the Leopards from Fairfield University, where he served as the school's associate head coach while completing his Masters.
Civico undertook his Level 3 coaching accreditation with USA Field Hockey and he is midway through his Level 3 certification with England Hockey. He has volunteered with USA Field Hockey at the High Performance selection tournament and has extensive experience in both adult and junior club hockey in the US and abroad. In the UK, Civico coached at Wapping Hockey Club from 2006-2010.
During his four seasons at Fairfield, the team accumulated a 39-34 record after an 18-56 record over the previous four years. The team reached the America East Tournament twice, the first and second time a Fairfield team has qualified for the league tournament. Civico was responsible for scouting and developing match-specific tactical plans, while also recruiting both nationally and internationally. He additionally ran a pre-season clinic with Olympic and World Cup Gold medalists, Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles.
From 2006-2010, Civico was the head coach of Wapping Hockey Club in London, England. During that time, he led them to the highest place in the club's history which included a 19-game undefeated streak. Civico was also an assistant at St. George's University in England from 2009-2010.
Civico brings playing experience from time spent in Spain with Hockey Club Belamadena and from his home country of England where he played for the University of Leeds during his undergraduate years. Growing up, he played for Sheffield University Bankers Hockey Club from 1989-1999. He currently plays for Rye in the New York-based NEFHA hockey league.