By Brian Klose 

Sports Editor

Steph Harryman, Washington College Class of 2014 – Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Field Hockey

Steph Harryman

Steph Harryman

Q. What made you want to pursue coaching after graduating in 2014?

A. My passion for the game is what made me pursue coaching after graduation. I also wanted to help grow the sport of field hockey and the young women and men who participant in it.

Q. What advantages do you think come from coaching at your alma mater?

A. I believe that there are many advantages that come from coaching at my alma mater. The most important one is being able to promote and relate to what is means to be a student-athlete at Washington College.

Q. As a former student-athlete at WC, what were some of your favorite memories on the field? Off the field?

A. My favorite memory on the field was in my junior year when we beat Ursinus College in overtime for the first time in program history. Off the field, I would have to say participating in Relay for Life with my teammates.

Q. From your time at Oberlin College, what are some of the most notable differences between WC and OC?

A. Oberlin College and WC are very different specifically becasue of the type of students that each school draws. With this being said, the athletic environment was different. However, I learned a lot from my time at Oberlin College that I can apply at WC.

Morgan Hoover, Frostburg State University Class of 2015 – Assistant Coach, Volleyball

Q. What made you want to pursue coaching after graduating in 2015?

A. I have known I wanted to be a volleyball coach since my freshman year of high school.  I love teaching people the sport I love.

Q. Who or what sparked your interest in volleyball? 

A. Volleyball is a part of my family.  My aunt played at the University of Pittsburgh and my dad played in recreational leagues, so I have always been around volleyball.

Q. What other hobbies/activities do you enjoy outside of volleyball?

A. Outside of volleyball, I like to read and watch television.  The book I just finished is “The Scorch Trials”, the second book in “The Maze Runner” series. My favorite TV show, right now, is “Suits”.  I also love to watch ice hockey, and my favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Q. Who or what has had the biggest impact on your development as a coach?

A. Dr. Robert Lewis, one of the professors for my coaching minor at Frostburg State University, has had the biggest impact on my development as a coach.  He taught most of my coaching classes, and just listening to his stories from his coaching career has given me a lot of insight on what it is like to be a coach.

Kelli Williams, Lynchburg College Class of 2014 – Assistant Coach, Field Hockey

Q. What made you want to pursue coaching after graduating in 2014?

A. I have been involved with sports my entire life. After playing field hockey for the past eight years, it was only natural to want to continue my love for the game. Pursuing coaching is a way I can remain involved as well as try to make  positive impact on the current athletes.

Q. Who or what has had the biggest impact on your development as a coach? 

A. My previous field hockey coaches have had the biggest impsct on my development as a coach. They have helped me understand the commitment and drive necessary to achieve competitive success both on and off the field.

Q. What are some of the similarities and differences between Chestertown and Lynchburg, Va.?

A. Some similarities between Chestertown and Lynchburg is the small town community. Chestertown is surrounded by water something I am not so used to. Lynchburg was surrounded by mountains, so we did not have any kind of rowing or sailing. I look forward to getting involved with water activities.

Q. What other hobbies/activities do you enjoy outside of field hockey?

A. I enjoy running and spending time outdoors.

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