Emily Beach Named Head Field Hockey Coach

HOBOKEN, N.J.– On Thursday morning, Director of Athletics Russell Rogers (Branchburg, N.J.) announced the hiring of Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) as the second head coach in Stevens Institute of Technology field hockey history. Beach, a former assistant coach at the University of Maryland (College Park) and Georgetown University, will take over a program heading into its eighth season and coming off its third NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship appearance.

“Emily brings a wealth of field hockey knowledge and experience to Stevens,” Rogers said. “She was immensely successful as a student-athlete and has the teaching and coaching background that is the perfect fit for our program. Our field hockey team has seen much success over the last several years and I am confident that under Emily’s guidance, we will continue to improve and establish ourselves on a national level.”

A four-year letter winner at Maryland, Beach led the 2005 Terrapins to both the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and National Championship as a team captain. She was named a first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American and was also a member of the ’05 NCAA All-Tournament team. The Terrapins also reached the national semifinals in 2004.

Beach was the 2001 Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year and was honored as the Player of the Decade in 2010.

After graduating with of Bachelor of Science in Community Health in 2006, Beach was an assistant coach it her alma mater and helped that group win the National Championship for the second time in as many years.

In 2007, Beach became an assistant at Georgetown University where she was responsible for practice planning and implementation both on the team and individual levels and played a large role in recruiting. She edited and analyzed video footage using GameBreaker, and also managed all administrative operations of the program.

In addition to her coaching duties, the Bethesda, Md. native was the Director of Field Hockey at Champions of Tomorrow. She coached U19 club teams, oversaw coaches and athletes at all levels, as well as organizing, staffing, and running all camps and clinics.

In January of 2007, Beach invented Dribble Dr., a training stick with a now-proven record of teaching proper dribbling technique while improving hand speed and forearm strength.   

At Stevens, Beach will take over a team that has won the Empire 8 title each of the last three seasons and has an overall record of 60-26 over that span. She replaces Jessica Roach (Southbury, Conn.), who coached the Ducks during the program’s first seven years of existence.

“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with such a great group of talented student-athletes,” said Beach. “I'm very impressed with Stevens and know that we, as a field hockey program, will accomplish great things.”

Check www.StevensDucks.com in the near future for a 2011 schedule announcement.

What they are saying about Beach:

“On behalf of the University of Maryland and Maryland field hockey we are so pleased for both Emily and Stevens Institute of Technology. Emily is a true teacher of the game and will carry that passion to the women on the Stevens team. She possesses a quiet intensity coupled with humor and detail.”
-    Missy Meharg, Head Coach, University of Maryland

“Emily is an intelligent and experienced coach who understands the game technically and tactically at a high level. She is an excellent teacher of the game and will be a quality leader for the Stevens field hockey program.”
-    Andrew Griffiths, Head Coach, Lafayette College

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.