Beth Maddox, an assistant field hockey coach at Colgate University for the past three seasons, has been named the head field hockey coach at Ball State University, according to Ball State athletics director Tom Collins.
"We are extremely excited for Beth to become the field hockey coach at Ball State," Collins says. "She was an outstanding player and has experience in all areas necessary to become a head coach. We are looking forward to Beth developing our young players and getting our program back to the top of the Mid-American Conference."
Maddox completed her third season at Colgate last fall, where she assisted Cathy Foto in all aspects of the program, including player development, practice preparation, video editing and recruiting. In addition, Maddox participated as a coach at the 2008 U.S. Field Hockey Association Futures Program. Maddox, who also coached at individual and team camps at Old Dominion, was involved as a coach in the Virginia Beach Hockey League. Prior to her stint at Colgate, Maddox coached the Salem High School junior varsity field hockey team.
A 2005 graduate of Old Dominion, Maddox was a four-year letter winner for the field hockey team. As a midfielder, she played in 77 games, starting 66, and accumulated seven goals and two assists in her career. During Maddox's time at Old Dominion, the field hockey team made consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, and won the national championship in 2000. The Lady Monarchs were also four-time Colonial Athletic Associaion Champions while Maddox was on the squad.
A native of Virginia Beach,Va., Maddox graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in communications. She graduated from Salem High School in 2000 and was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American.