Feb. 11, 2005
Pam Stuper, an assistant field hockey coach at Yale for the past seven seasons, has been named head coach, the Yale Athletic Department announced today.
Stuper replaces Ainslee Lamb, who was named the head coach at Boston College this week. Lamb coached Yale for the last four seasons after serving as an assistant for three.
"I am thrilled with the opportunity I have here at Yale to build on the foundation Ainslee has laid," said Stuper. "I hope to continue the great tradition of Yale field hockey."
"We are very fortunate to have someone with Pam's experience and ability to take over and maintain the positive direction of this program," said Athletic Director Tom Beckett. "Ainslee did a tremendous job for Yale and we wish her the very best in her new assignment at Boston College."
A 1992 graduate of Old Dominion, Stuper was a key member of three national championship teams and was a two-time All-American. For the last three years she played for the Tidewater Tempest in the United Airlines Field Hockey Summer League.
Prior to arriving in New Haven, she was an assistant coach at James Madison from 1993-95 and did a residency with the U.S. National team in Atlanta in 1995-96. As a player, she was an alternate for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. She earned a silver medal in the 1995 Pan American Games and a bronze medal in the 1994 World Cup. In 1997, she was a member of the U.S. National team that competed in the Champions Trophy in Berlin. Stuper concluded her national team career at the 1998 World Cup in Utrecht, Holland, where she helped the United States to an eighth-place finish.
Stuper is currently pursuing her master's degree in sports psychology at Southern Connecticut State University. She lives in Hamden with her husband John, head coach of the Yale baseball team.
report filed by Casey Hart, Yale Sports Publicity Intern