De Vries Named Head Coach at Bryant

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland field hockey associate head coach/technical director Joppe de Vries has recently been named head coach at Bryant University in Rhode Island. In four years at Maryland, de Vries helped the Terrapins to four conference regular season titles, two conference tournament titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

“On behalf of Maryland Athletics, a huge congratulations to Joppe for being named Bryant University's new head field hockey coach,” said head coach Missy Meharg. “Thank you for four years of passionate hockey knowledge and commitment to Maryland field hockey. You are talented, ready and Bryant is most fortunate to have you.”

De Vries, a native of The Netherlands, came to College Park prior to the 2013 season and helped the Terrapins win the ACC regular season and tournament titles in their final season in the league, then advance to the NCAA Final Four. Over three years in the Big Ten, the Terrapins won the league's regular season every year and the 2015 tournament title.

In his four seasons, he helped lead Maryland to a record of 78-15 (.839) and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

De Vries joins a long list of Meharg's assistants, student athletes and Terp alumni who are presently Division I head coaches including:

Marybeth Freeman (Temple), Ange Bradley (Syracuse), Meredith Civico (Rutgers), Andrew Griffiths (Old Dominion), Carla Tagliente (Princeton) Barb Weinberg (Massachusetts), Tjerk van Herwaarden (Harvard), Danielle Baumgardner (St. Louis), Steve Jennings (American) and Jeremy Cook (Bucknell).

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