Tamara Durante Named Assistant Coach

July 1, 2005

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Tamara Durante, who spent the last four years as an assistant coach at Ohio University, has been named an assistant coach at Yale. She will work mainly with the Yale goaltenders and forwards. Durante joins the staff of Pam Stuper, who was named head coach in February.

Prior to her stay at Ohio, Durante worked for Field Hockey Canada from 1999-2001. Her duties included assisting the goalkeeper coach and recording and editing matches. She was the head coach for the Provincial Quebec under-21 and under-18 teams from 1993-98.

Durante also is now involved with the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). She has coached in the Futures Program since 2002 and served as the Great Lakes Regional Futures Director from 2003-05. She has selected for various USFHA programs, including the under-16 national team, Futures Elite, B Camp and A Camp.

Durante, a native of Lachine, Quebec, is a 2000 graduate of the University of Alberta and was a five-year starter for the field hockey team. She finished in the top five in goals in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union three times and helped the Pandas to a silver medal in the CIAU Championship in 1997 and a bronze medal in 1996 and 1999.

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