SIMPSON NAMED FIELD HOCKEY ASSISTANT COACH
DURHAM, N.H.  – Robin Balducci, 16th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, has announced the hiring of Steve Simpson as assistant coach, effective immediately.
   Simpson, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, comes to UNH from the University of Massachusetts, where he had served as assistant coach since the 2003 season. In his four-year tenure, the Minutewomen advanced to the conference championship game in 2004 and 2005..
   Simpson also coached collegiately at the University of Maryland from 1995-2003, the last year of which he was the first assistant. With his assistance, the Terrapins won the national championship in 1999 and advanced to the national semifinals three other times (1995, 2000, 2001).
    His collegiate coaching responsibilities have included coaching all positions, recruiting, scheduling, planning travel and purchasing equipment.
    Simpson also has international coaching experience as an assistant with the U.S. Women’s National Team (1997-98) that included the Hockey World Cup in May 1998 and the Champions Trophy in 1997. In addition, he has coached at numerous “A” and “B” Camps and been active in the USFHA Futures Program, including serving as Regional Director and Director of Coaching of the Chesapeake Region.
   Simpson’s coaching resume also includes the EPTC Regional Team, the Tidewater Tempest and the New England Fire. He also founded and coached the Washington Wolves Hockey Club.
  And his field hockey experience is not limited to coaching; Simpson was an internationally-rated umpire manager. He umpired at the Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, the Pan Am Games, the Pan Am Cup and the World Cup qualifier in Edinburgh in 2001. He is currently an internationally-rated umpire manager.
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