July 2, 2014

Former Coach Diane Moyer Inducted into USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Coached Bulldogs from 1984 through 1988

LANCASTER, Pa. – Former Yale field hockey head coach Diane Moyer was inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Moyer, a goalkeeper, was inducted as a member of the 1984 U.S. team that earned a bronze medal at the Olympics. That was the first U.S. team to win an Olympic medal in women's field hockey.

"It was an honor to be inducted into the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame with the incredible members of the 1984 Olympic Team and other outstanding inductees," said Moyer. "I am privileged to be a part of a team that consisted of players, coaches and staff that have so much passion and commitment to the sport and to success.  Being with my teammates again brought back many wonderful memories and I am honored that we can share the Hall of Fame." 

Moyer, who is now a psychology professor at Cedar Crest College, first earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 but did not get to compete due to the U.S. boycott of the games in Russia. Following the 1984 Olympics, when the U.S. beat Australia 10-5 in a penalty shootout for the bronze, Moyer coached at Yale from 1984 through 1988.

Moyer's Division I head coaching experience also included a stint at Villanova. She earned a B.A. in psychology from LaSalle, an M.A. in sports management from UMass, an M.A. in counseling psychology from Penn and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Temple.

Moyer is the third Yale coach to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, was elected in 2004. Robin Cash, who coached the Bulldogs from 1980 through 1983, was elected in 1988.

Saturday's ceremony was held at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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