Dave named Interim Head Coach

Dave named Interim Head Coach
Monday, January 23, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – Director of Athletics Ralph Patterson has named Hannah Dave the Interim Head Coach of the Newberry field hockey program following the resignation of former head coach Anne Kietzman.

“I have great confidence in Hannah to do all that she can do to encourage our current student-athletes to continue to excel in the classroom as they prepare for their spring season,” said Patterson. “She will also be in contact with our incoming players that have already signed letters of intent, and those we are currently recruiting. “

Dave will serve in her second stint leading the program on an interim basis while Patterson begins a nationwide search for Kietzman’s replacement. The first-year head coach stepped down to accept a head coaching position at Division III Washington College in Maryland.

“We wish Anne all the best at Washington College,” Patterson remarked, “and appreciate her efforts while at Newberry.

“Now we will turn our efforts to finding a new head coach that is a great fit for Newberry.”

Dave has been on the Newberry staff for the past two seasons. She has been instrumental to the team’s improvement, pairing with Kietzman to lead Newberry to a school-record six wins in 2016.