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Head coach Missy Meharg is entering her 30th season as the helm of the Maryland field hockey program, along the way building a program rich with a winning tradition. Voted National Coach of the Year an unprecedented nine times, Meharg has exemplified the tradition of excellence Maryland field hockey has become known for, a program with eight National Championships and 23 conference championships - solidifying the Terrapins' position among the top programs in the nation.
• Seven national titles, including five in seven years (1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011).
• 23 conference titles
• 17 appearances in the NCAA Semifinals round, including 11 in the NCAA Finals.
• Overall record of 543-135-9 gives her a winning percentage of .797
• Nine National Coach of the Year awards and nine Conference Coach of the Year awards.
• Led the team to two of the most successful seasons in school history in 2009 and 2010. Over those two years, the Terps earned a record of 46-2 with two ACC titles and an NCAA title.
• Seven Honda Sports Awards won by five players.
• 50 All-Americans, including five four-time All-Americans and 14 three-time All-Americans.
• 16 players have been named Big Ten/ACC Players of the Year. Paula Infante earned the Defensive Player of the Award twice, while Katie O'Donnell won all four years of her career.
• Meharg was contracted by NBC to work as a color commentator and analyst for field hockey during coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
• Six of Meharg's former athletes have competed on U.S. Olympic teams. Katie Bam and Keli Smith Puzo both represented Team USA in London in 2012. Four former Terrapins played in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Lauren Powley, Dina Rizzo and Smith Puzo were on the 16-spot roster and Sara Silvetti served as an alternate. Bam and Jill Witmer helped Team USA to a Quarterfinals appearance in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
• Kate Kauffman Beach was the Terps' first Olympian in Atlanta Games in 1996.
• Terrapin athletes have played on their respective national teams from eight countries around the world: England, Ireland, Chile, Holland, Germany, Australia, Zimbabwe, Scotland.
• Served on the U.S. National Team coaching staff from 1993-1997. She assisted in the 1994 World Cup, the 1995 Pan American Games and the 1996 Olympics.
• 2010 USA Under 21 squad coaching staff member and has worked with International teams in the ages of Under-21 and Under-18.
• USA hockey level 3 coaching accreditation.
• Created 7 teaching tapes and DVDs for Championship Productions.
• Over 85 Maryland players have earned spots on the ACC's Honor Roll and over 100 Terrapins have been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's Academic Squad.
Terrapin great Katie [O'Donnell] Bam joined the staff in January 2017 The two-time Olympian and four-time NFHCA All-American is an assistant coach at Maryland.
Bam played for the Terrapins from 2007 through 2010, leading them to the 2008 and 2010 NCAA championships, as well as three ACC titles. A four-time NFHCA All-American, Bam was named ACC Player of the Year all four years of her career, and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player twice.
Bam holds Maryland career records of 99 goals, 306 points and 108 assists. Her 32 goals, 34 assists for 98 points in her senior season are program records as well.
In 2010, she was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Woman's Sports Foundation, an award previously won by Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams.
She was the youngest player ever named to the U.S. Senior National Team at the age of 16 and earned over 200 caps in her career. Bam competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, helping Team USA to a fifth-place finish in Rio. She also helped Team USA to a fourth-place finish in the World Cup in 2014.
She helped lead Team USA to gold in the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games, the 2014 Champions Challenge in Scotland and the 2013 World League Round 2 Tournament in Brazil.
Bam started her coaching career at Maryland
in 2012 as a student assistant coach. She helped the Terrapins to a record of
18-6 and the NCAA Final Four. As an assistant coach at Harvard, the helped lead
the Crimson to the 2017 Ivy League title.
EXPERIENCE: 1st Year
Marvin Bam became an assistant coach at Maryland in the summer of 2017.
Bam brings over 20 years of experience as a player and a coach to College Park. In 2017, he served as an assistant at Harvard and helped the Crimson to its first Ivy League title since 2004.
He served as an assistant coach at Millersville in 2015 and 2016, guiding the Marauders to a 38-6 record during that span, as well as two NCAA quarterfinal appearances and an NCAA Division II national championship in 2014. Millersville players were honored with nine All-America honors in that span.
Prior to his stint at Millersville, Bam served as an assistant coach and technical director at Maryland 2012-13. On an international level, he has been an assistant coach for the USA Field Hockey Junior National U19 team since July.
Before that, he was the head coach at Cheltenham Ladies College in England for four years. On a club level, Bam is the master coach and co-founder of K16 Field Hockey. He is a certified Level 2 coach in the United States and United Kingdom.
As a player, Bam earned 98 international caps, competing in over 30 international tournaments. A native of South Africa, Bam represented his home country in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, the African Cup Championship and the Commonwealth Games. He has also played on various club teams in South Africa and in the United Kingdom.
Marvin's wife, Katie, is an assistant coach at Maryland.