Carly Powell Name Towson Field Hockey Head Coach
TOWSON, Md. - Carly Powell has been named the head coach of the Towson University field hockey program, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Mike Waddell. Powell becomes the 11th coach in program history.
"Coach Powell is a fantastic addition to our staff here at TU," said Waddell. "Her boundless enthusiasm and strong championship experience as a student athlete and a coach will help advance our program and enhance the collegiate experience for those who wear the Black and Gold. She will also help us reach out to our alumni, reconnecting our past to our present."
Powell comes to the Tigers from West Chester University where she served as an assistant coach for the past two seasons. During that time she helped Coach Amy Cohen and the Golden Rams win the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships. West Chester compiled a two-year record of 37-6 and beat UMass-Lowell in both national championship matches.
Powell served as the director of recruitment at West Chester and was responsible for evaluation of the athletes. She also designed practices based on team needs and instructed student athletes in the technical and tactical areas of the sport. Her efforts as an assistant also included a large role in the program's fundraising opportunities.
Powell brings a strong knowledge of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to Towson as she was both a student-athlete and a coach at the University of Delaware. Powell, then Carly Campana, was a midfielder for the Blue Hen field hockey team that won the 2004 CAA Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Powell served as a team captain for the Blue Hens during her senior season in 2005.
She returned to Delaware as an assistant coach for Carol Miller during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Powell helped guide the 2009 Blue Hens to the CAA Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. While at Delaware, she was responsible for recruitment, organizing all aspects of travel and assisting with fundraising and alumni relations. Powell helped plan and design practice, create scouting reports and assisted in team/player development both on and off the field.
Powell earned her bachelors of science in human services, education and public policy from Delaware in 2005. After graduation, Powell served as an assistant coach at Susquehanna for two years. She helped plan and manage practice and games along with working on recruiting and fundraising efforts at Susquehanna.
Powell is currently working on a Masters of Education in Reading from Delaware.
In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, she brings a wealth of coaching on the club level to Towson. Since February of 2009 she has served as the Director of the Super Sixty Camps. There she coordinated all aspects necessary to run a game for 180 campers. She has also served as a coach for the USFHA Futures Program.
"Thank you for welcoming me into the Towson University athletics family," said Powell. "I look forward to the opportunity to build a winning tradition and culture as a head coach of the field hockey program."