VCU Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Ed McLaughlin announced on Jan. 4, 2017 that Stacey Bean had formally accepted an offer to become VCU's head field hockey coach.
"I am thrilled to bring Stacey to VCU as our field hockey coach. She demonstrated throughout the interview process that she fits our mission and our core values. She has spent her entire career developing student-athletes and I look forward to her building our field hockey program into a championship-caliber team with outstanding student-athletes," McLaughlin said.
Bean joins VCU after a successful nine-year stint as the head coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) from 2008-16. Prior to guiding the Red Flash, Bean also served as the head coach at Rhode Island from 2002-07 and at New Brunswick from 1995-00.Read more
May joins VCU from Indiana University where she was primarily in charge of the Hoosier offense. May also coordinated team travel as well as assisted in planning and conducting in-season and out-of- season practice and game day coaching.
Prior to Indiana, May served as a field hockey assistant coach at Siena College from 2012-2016 where she was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach. At Siena, she planned and conducted drills with goalkeepers and maintained a compliance database. She also designed and instructed sport specific lifts and conditioning drills for field hockey, water polo and swimming program.
May played collegiately at Louisville where she helped the team to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008. She also scored 21 goals and accumulated a total of 49 points her senior season while leading the team in game-winning goals. May was also selected for USA National Team Trial and the Midwest High Performance Field Hockey team.Read more
Kathi Weidman enters her first season as an assistant coach for Rams after being hired in March of 2018.
Prior to VCU, Weidman spent five seasons coaching Providence College, her alma mater. For the past two seasons, Weidman served as an assistant coach, primarily working with the goalkeepers. She also handled the day-to-day operations of the program.
“I’m excited to welcome Kathi to VCU. She is an excellent young coach who has demonstrated a willingness to learn, to teach and to go above and beyond to help develop student-athletes on and off of the field throughout her career. Kathi’s ability to develop the technical skills and tactical awareness of our athletes made her the ideal candidate to add to our staff,” Bean said.Read more