Head Coach Tina McDavitt
Field Hockey Office
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-3639
Fax: (617) 627-3614
Record at Tufts: 124-36 (9 seasons through 2012)
Assistant Coaches: Taylor Dyer, Jess Pashos, Sharon Lawrence, Troy Zirbel (volunteer)
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In her ninth season as head coach at Tufts last fall, Tina McDavitt guided the Jumbos to the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship. It was the first NCAA title won by a women's team at Tufts. McDavitt was selected National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Coach of the Year.
Under the leadership of Coach McDavitt, Tufts Field Hockey has been one of the elite programs in the country. The Jumbos have been to five of the last six NCAA tournaments, including runs to the NCAA championship game in 2008 and to the NCAA semi-finals in 2009. The Jumbos have reached the national semi-finals three times in the past five seasons.
In 2008, Tufts had the best winning percentage in the NCAA's Division III with their 19-2 record (.905). Matching that mark last fall, McDavitt's coaching record at Tufts improved to 124-36 for a 77.5 winning percentage. The program has a 95-19 record over the last six seasons and has finished the season 15th, 4th, 4th, 6th, and 1st in the nation for the last five years.
Four players recruited to Tufts by Coach McDavitt have earned NFHCA First Team All-America honors in the last five seasons. Current senior Emily Cannon last year joined current assistant coach Taylor Dyer (2010) and two-time first teamers Tamara Brown (2009-10) and Margi Scholtes (2008-09).
McDavitt was the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and in 2009, when the Jumbos won their first conference title. Brown was named NESCAC Player of the Year for both 2009 and 2010. She finished her career as Tufts' all-time leading scorer with 78 goals and 26 assists. Dyer was selected as NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and Scholtes won the award in 2009. Tufts has a 41-6 record in the conference since the 2008 season.
A 2000 Boston University graduate, McDavitt was hired as the sixth coach of Tufts Field Hockey in June 2004. At BU, she was a four-year standout and captain of the 1999 team. She led the Terriers to an undefeated America East Conference championship that season. An assistant at Holy Cross prior to Tufts, McDavitt won two Massachusetts state championships while playing for the Walpole High School team in 1994 and 1995. She was the Regional Coaching Director for USA Field Hockey's Futures Program from 2003-06. As a member of US Field Hockey's national indoor team, she won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games in December 2005.