Megan Williams enters her sixth season as the head field hockey coach at Goucher College in 2017.
Heading into the 2017 season, the Gophers have gone 35-47 under Coach Williams. When she arrived in 2012, the Gophers had averaged 2.9 wins per season over the previous 10 years. Over the last three years, Goucher has averaged nine wins a season.
Williams has coached two NFHCA Scholars of Distinction, a Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, eight All-Landmark Conference selections, and led the team to an NFHCA's Team Academic Award was named the 2016 Landmark Coach of the Year. In the spring of 2016, she was one of two Goucher coaches to serve as a speaker at the first annual Landmark Women's Coaching Symposium.
Williams is a 2006 graduate of Bryn Mawr College who had served two seasons as the assistant field hockey coach at Virginia Wesleyan College before joining Goucher's coaching staff. She was fully integrated into all of the coaching and administrative aspects of the field hockey program at Virginia Wesleyan, including the recruitment of student-athletes. Prior, 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 County Coach of the Year, the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Washington Post All-Extra Coach of the Year.
Williams, who earned a master’s degree in sport and recreation science from Ohio University in 2010, was a four-time letter winner 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.
During the 2017 season, Williams became the winningest coach in Goucher College field hockey history, with 40 wins.