PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 2, 2012) – Rutgers field hockey head coach Meredith Long has announced the addition of Wesley Drew to her coaching staff. Drew brings her talents to Piscataway as both an assistant coach and a standout from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
“I am thrilled to announce the addition of Wesley Drew to our staff. She is a bright and talented young coach with a strong field hockey background. Her positive energy and passion for the sport is exactly what our staff was looking for. I am very excited to lead Rutgers Field Hockey into the 2012 season and I am looking forward to the journey ahead,” said Coach Long.
Prior to her arrival to the Scarlet Knights program, Drew had a two-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, assisting in all aspects of the Tribe’s program. The Virginia Beach, Va., native was responsible for an array of duties, including developing practice plans, assisting in-game player development, and facilitating mass communication with prospective student athletes as the head recruiting coordinator.
Drew brings a wealth of leadership experience to Rutgers, having coached athletes at several camps and serving as a head coach and director of the William & Mary Day Camp in 2011. She also spent time with Colonial Field Hockey in Williamsburg where she was responsible for the mass communication and advertising of upcoming clinics and events, while also assisting in the organization of staffing and curriculum development.
Before her coaching days, Drew was a dominant four-year member of the Tribe’s field hockey team from 2006-2009. As a two-time team captain and two-time MVP, she tied for third in school history in career assists with 19 and was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA)/Longstretch All-South Region Second Team selection in 2009. Among her other achievements, she was a NCAA Division I Senior All-Star Game selection in 2009 and a two-time VA-SID All-State selection in 2008 and 2009.
More recently, Drew received a prestigious nod to the 2012-13 USA Indoor National Squad, making her one of 32 players in the nation to achieve this feat.