Williams Takes Over as Head Field Hockey Coach

Product of Bryn Mawr, Assistant at Virginia Wesleyan

TOWSON, Md. — After conducting a national search to fill the position, Goucher College has selected Megan Williams to be its new head field hockey coach. She will begin her duties at the Division III institution on January 25.

Williams is a 2006 graduate of Bryn Mawr College who has served the past two seasons as the assistant field hockey coach at Virginia Wesleyan College where she was fully integrated into all of the coaching and administrative aspects of the program, including the recruitment of student-athletes. Before that she was the head field hockey coach at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md.

In her four seasons at Calvert High School, her teams went 36-14-1 and she was recognized in 2009 as the Calvert Country Coach of the Year, the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Washington Post All-Extra Coach of the Year.

In announcing hiring of Williams today, Geoffrey M. Miller, Goucher’s athletics director, said, "This search was incredibly competitive and we had outstanding candidates from varied backgrounds to choose from. We are confident that we found an experienced, connected and well-prepared leader and coach in Megan Williams."

Williams, who earned a master’s degree in sport and recreation science from Ohio University in 2010, was a four-time letterwinner on the field hockey team at Bryn Mawr. She was recognized as the team's Rookie of the Year in 2002 and continues to rank among field hockey program’s all-time leaders in assists, defensive saves, games played and games started.

In June 2007 Williams founded and remains active as a head coach today in Gold Standard Performance, a series of camps for both high school and younger athletes in southern Maryland. She also served as head coach of the Southern Maryland Explosion Field Hockey Club from 2006-10 and has been chosen to be a head coach with the USA Field Hockey Olympic Development Program in 2012.

"I am very excited to be joining the Goucher College field hockey family," Williams said. "This program is on the cusp of something very exciting and I look forward to working hard for our current and future athletes."

"I have confidence that Megan will hit the ground running and use her contacts in Maryland and in the region to recruit effectively and increase our competitive level immediately,” Miller commented. “I am genuinely excited to observe the program growth and development that we anticipate is going to happen under Megan’s leadership."