PHILADELPHIA - University Of Pennsylvania field hockey coach Val Cloud has announced the hiring of Megan McGuin as assistant field hockey coach for the 2007 season. McGuin comes to Penn after serving as the head coach at Utica College in Utica, N.Y. for the past three seasons.
“I am excited to work with Megan,” Cloud said. “She brings great playing and coaching experience to Penn field hockey. I look forward to working with her and I know the team will enjoy working with her as well. She is a great addition to our program.”
McGuin played four season of field hockey at the University of Delaware, where she was a three-time letter winner for the Blue Hens. The Newark, Del. native began her coaching career in 2002, when she was hired as an assistant field hockey coach and graduate assistant at Utica College.
In August of 2004, McGuin was named head coach of the Pioneers. At the age of 25, she was one of the youngest college coaches in the nation at the time. In her time at Utica, she tallied a 37-14 overall record.
As a first-year head coach, McGuin led her team to a 15-3 record in 2004, and their first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic postseason appearance. She followed that feat up with a 12-5 record in 2005, and the college’s first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. That season, she was named the Empire 8 Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year, and the DITA/NFHCA Division III North Atlantic Coach of the Year. In 2006, she guided her team to a 10-6 overall record, and their first conference title in program history.
McGuin has also served as a coach in the USFHA Futures program, an elite developmental program for high school field hockey players.
McGuin graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002, with a bachelor's degree in English. She received her master’s in Education from Utica College in 2006.