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Maryland Announces Dynamic Coaching Staff

Maryland Athletics
8-11-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Head coach Missy Meharg announced changes to the Maryland field hockey coaching staff this week. Marvin Bam moved to assistant coach and Stefanie Fee moved to volunteer assistant coach.

Marvin Bam joins former Terrapin Olympian Katie Bam as an assistant coach. Katie Bam was hired as an assistant by Meharg in January. Fee was a 2016 Olympian in Rio with Katie Bam.

"Maryland field hockey assembles a dynamic, talented and highly experienced coaching team this year," Meharg said. "I am energized and honored to work with this extraordinary coaching unit featuring three Olympic-level hockey players. For the Maryland athletes to train under the energy, focus and current hockey knowledge of Marvin, Katie and Stefanie is outstanding and player driven. Maryland’s goal has always been to grow the NCAA game and our leadership team looks to make a strong impact with the exciting new and experienced talent we have on the team. Every day is game day."

In 2017, Marvin Bam served as an assistant coach at Harvard, helping the Crimson to its first Ivy League title since 2004. Marvin Bam brings over 20 years of experience as a player and a coach to College Park. 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. 

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.

In her first year in College Park, Fee helped the Terrapins to a record of 18-5 and their third straight Big Ten regular season title. They advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Fee was a four-year starter at Duke from 2008-2011. She helped the Blue Devils to a pair of NCAA Quarterfinals appearances. She earned NFHCA Second Team All-America honors in 2011 and graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2012.

Fee has been on the U.S. Senior National Team since 2012, earning 90 caps. She helped Team USA win gold in the 2015 Pan American Games, the 2014 Champions Challenge and the 2013 World League Round 2 Tournament. Fee and Team USA won the bronze medal in the Champions Trophy in London in 2016.

Fee competed in the U.S. Olympic Games in Rio, where Team USA advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Terrapins will play at Temple in an exhibition match at 4 p.m. on Aug. 17, then at Delaware in a second exhibition at 1 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Maryland will officially open the 2017 season at home at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. vs. Saint Joseph's. Admission is free,

-Terps-

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