Nancy Stevens

Coaches Week: Nancy Stevens

Coaches Week: Nancy Stevens

Nancy Stevens does not immediately come off as the winningest coach in NCAA Division I field hockey history.

She seems too kind, like someone you’ve known all your life and just happen to be catching up with during some down time. The longer you talk to Stevens though, the qualities that make her the best of the best begin to seep through.

First, she genuinely cares. About the answers she’s giving, about her players and about the program that she has led for the past 28 seasons.

Coaches Week: Eighteen years of a winning culture for Field Hockey

Coaches Week: Eighteen years of a winning culture for Field Hockey

“What gives us value is that we think a lot alike. We value the student athlete experience, it’s very player-centric. We get the players involved in the decision-making because we are here to make them shine,” Stevens says. “It is not at all coach-centric here at the University of Connecticut Field Hockey. Trusting our student athletes and valuing the same things has been what has made our staff so successful.”

Coaches Week: Cheri Schulz of UConn Field Hockey

Coaches Week: Cheri Schulz of UConn Field Hockey

Schulz is the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for UConn Field Hockey, but her role traverses the whole organization and, in 18 years with the program, has helped create a whole lot of winning along with team development.