Current assistant coach Pam Stuper has been named the new head coach of the Yale field hockey team, the Yale athletics department announced Friday. Stuper replaces Ainslee Lamb, who was named the new head coach at Boston College earlier this week.
Stuper has been an assistant coach at Yale for seven seasons, and was an assistant at James Madison from 1993-1995. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 1992, where she was part of three national championship-winning teams and earned All-American honors twice. Stuper also has extensive experience on the international level, including competing for the U.S. National Team in the 1995 Pan American Games and the 1994 World Cup.
Several Bulldogs said that the team is very pleased with the appointment.
“Everyone is completely behind her,” forward Catherine Lindroth ’08 said. “We trust her to take this team and bring it to the next level.”
Lamb spent five years as head coach of the Bulldogs. She amassed a 41-47 win-loss record in that time, including a 13-22 Ivy League mark. Under Lamb, the Elis posted back-to-back 12-win seasons in 2002 and 2003, and took the ECAC championship at the conclusion of both of those seasons.
At BC, Lamb replaces long-time coach Sherren Granese, who retired in January after an 18-year tenure with the Eagles. Last fall, Granese led BC to a program-best 17-6 record, a No. 13 national ranking and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Lamb may have a tough first season ahead of her, due to BC’s impending move into the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference next year.