Courtesy of Goucher Athletic Communications
TOWSON, Md. - The Goucher College Department of Athletics has named Stacey Eversley as the 15th head coach in the history of the Gophers Field Hockey program.
Eversley replaces Megan Williams, who held the position for seven seasons before resigning in March to take over as the Director of Athletics at the Rocky Hill School in Warwick, Rhode Island.
"Words cannot describe how excited and grateful I am to join the tremendous staff at Goucher," said Eversley. "As soon as I stepped on campus I felt welcomed and I knew it was where I belonged. I look forward to the challenge of helping these student-athletes grow on the field, in the classroom, and in life."
"We are thrilled to welcome Coach Eversley to the Goucher community and field hockey program," added Co-Interim Director of Athletics Andrew Wu. "Stacey has the energy, enthusiasm, and drive to build off the team's positive momentum and further establish Goucher Field Hockey as a consistent force in the Landmark Conference. Stacey values the Division III experience and has high expectations for her student-athletes as competitors, scholars, and community members.
"She is also here to win, and I have no doubt she is the person for the job."
Eversley takes over the Gophers field hockey program with 13 years of assistant and head coaching experience at three levels of NCAA competition (Divisions I, II, and III).
From 2011 through 2016, Eversley served as the head coach at Lehigh University, an NCAA Division I member of the Patriot League. Eversley returned to Bethlehem in 2011 after serving as an assistant in the Mountain Hawks program from 2007 through 2009.
Right away at Lehigh, Eversley led the Mountain Hawks to a resurgence, as they qualified for the Patriot League Tournament in her first season on the job in 2011. In her five seasons there, Eversley coached a Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and 13 All-Patriot League Performers (five of which earned First Team accolades).
Eversley came back to Lehigh after a one year stint as the head coach at NCAA Division II member American International in 2010, where she led the Yellow Jackets to a 14-8 overall mark and an 8-3 ledger in the Northeast-10 on her way to earning NCAA Division II Coach of the Year accolades.
That season, AIC advanced to the NE-10 Semifinals, and NCAA Division II Tournament, as the Yellow Jackets set a school record for victories in a season in the lone campaign Eversley was the head coach.
Before heading to Lehigh in 2007 as an assistant, Eversley began her coaching career at two NCAA Division III institutions as an assistant: Wilkes (2006-07) and Muhlenberg (2004-06).
Eversley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with a minor in from psychology from UMass-Amherst in 2003. At UMass, Eversley was a member of a field hockey program that captured three Atlantic-10 Championships (1999, 2000, 2001) and also served as team captain in 2002.
Eversley, who has worked in the private sector for the last two and a half years, while also serving in various athletic roles at the Key School in Annapolis, resides in Bowie with her husband Phillip and two children, London and Baxton.