PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College is looking for a new head women's soccer coach, according to athletic director Steve Bamford.
The announcement comes following the resignation of head coach Beth Field, who served as head coach in 1998 after four years as an assistant coach. Field is moving on to pursue other professional opportunities.
"I've been at Plymouth State for 10 years as a player and a coach, and it has been a great experience," said Field, who will remain at PSC through the end of May, "but I'm ready to pursue other career opportunities that will be more financially rewarding."
A 1993 graduate of PSC and a former four-year starter and All-American sweeper, Field guided the Panthers to their 16th consecutive post-season berth in 1998, participating in the ECAC New England Tournament. PSC wrapped up the season with a 9-7-2 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Little East Conference.
"Plymouth State has offered me a lot over the last 10 years, but I'm ready to move on," said Field. "Not only am I going to miss soccer but I'll miss the camaraderie of everyone in the program. Yet I'm also excited to pursue new career paths."
Bamford indicated that he is already searching for a replacement for Field's part-time position, and hopes to name a successor later this month.
"We certainly thank Beth for the tremendous commitment she has made over the past 10 years as a player, assistant coach, and last year as our interim head coach," said Bamford. "She has been one of the architects of our proud heritage in women's soccer here at Plymouth State, and we will miss her very much. Knowing Beth, regardless of where her career path takes her, she'll never be too far away from PSC soccer."
Field started at sweeper for PSC from 1988-91, helping lead the team to the NCAA Tournament all four years under coaches Phil Rowe and Nancy Feldman. She served as an assistant coach under Feldman at PSC in '93, and after a stint at Ft. Lewis College in Colorado, was been a Panther assistant from ‘95-‘97.
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