Wilkes University Director of Athletics Addy Malatesta has announced the hiring of Sara Myers as the school’s new head field hockey coach.
Myers is no stranger to Wilkes having served as the head mentor of the field hockey program from 2005 through 2010. In her five seasons at the helm, Myers’ teams went 59-38, the highest winning percentage (.608) by a coach in school history.
“I am extremely grateful and excited about returning to Wilkes as the head field hockey coach,” Myers commented. “I would like to thank the administration for this opportunity to lead the program once again and I look forward to continuing the tradition of academic and athletic excellence within the field hockey program,” she added.
In 2008, the Lady Colonels finished 18-4, the most wins in a single season in school history and a trip to the ECAC postseason tournament. A year later, Wilkes finished 15-4 and made its second straight trip to the postseason. Wilkes became regionally and nationally ranked during both seasons for the first time in school history.
Over her five years at Wilkes, Myers coached 18 Freedom Conference All-Conference players and three Rookie of the Year selections. Myers was named Freedom Conference Coach of the Year following the record-breaking 2008 campaign.
During her first stint at Wilkes, Myers also served as the school’s Senior Woman Administrator where she supervised the department’s graduate assistants and helped develop fundraising initiatives.
Myers most recently worked as an administrator/academic advisor at Luzerne County Community College since 2011.
Myers was a standout player at Crestwood High School and was a member of four District 2 championship teams. She earned All-Wyoming Valley Conference honors and was also a member of the Academic All-State team.
Myers earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Susquehanna University, where she was also a four-year starter on the field hockey team. A team captain during her senior season, she earned the team’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards following both her junior and senior campaigns. An All-Commonwealth Conference selection as a senior, Myers was also a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll.
After graduating from Susquehanna Myers went on to Goucher College where she spent two seasons as an assistant field hockey coach. Myers also garnered her master’s degree in Athletic Administration and Leadership from the Maryland-based school in 2003.
Myers and her husband Greg have two daughters, Allie and Emma.