Maggie Young Named Inaugural Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach
by USA Field Hockey
The Maryville University Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation announced Maggie Young as the inaugural head coach of the women's field hockey program. She will spend the 2021-22 academic year recruiting Saints student-athletes. Maryville will officially begin NCAA Division II competition in the fall of 2022.
Young was the recipient of the St. Louis Field Hockey Association Coach of the Year Award in 2018. Her Whitfield girl's lacrosse squad earned the "Grow the Game – Spirit of the Game Award" in 2018 from the Missouri State Lacrosse Association.
Prior to Whitfield, she was the coach of the varsity and JV teams at Holland Hall High School in Tulsa, Okla. In 2008, she guided the team to the Southwest Preparatory Conference Division 2 championship. The next season, the team finished as the runner up, falling on a goal in overtime of the championship game. Young also was the USA Field Hockey Futures Site Director, coach and selector for the National Futures Tournament in Tulsa.
Young worked as an assistant field hockey coach at MICDS and helped the Rams reach the 2007 State Championship game. Off the field, she was the President of the St. Louis Field Hockey Association for eight years before stepping down in 2019, and also served as the Region 5 representative of the NFHS. Young is the St. Louis Field Hockey Association scholarship advisor for the Rob and Kathleen Durbin Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded starting in 2022. The award was named after her parents who passed away in 2019, and her mom is a graduate of Maryville.
Young is a graduate of Villa Duchesne High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Ball State University in 2007. She and her husband, Michael Young, have three daughters ages five, seven and eight who all play field hockey for Gateway Club.
Student-athletes interesting in joining the Saints field hockey program should contact coach Young at email@example.com or (314) 540-4883.