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After four seasons as head field hockey coach at Indiana University, Misselhorn resigned from her position after the 2018 season. Under Misselhorn IU went 27-48 overall while going 9-23 in the Big Ten. In her first season, IU went 5-3 in the conference, marking the first winning Big Ten record for the program since 2009.
Joining the Hoosiers after 10 years as the head coach at Temple, Misselhorn had compiled a 114-94 record with 10 straight postseason appearances. In 2014, Misselhorn led the Owls to a No. 11 NCAA RPI ranking and a finish of No. 14 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.
At Temple, Misselhorn took over a team that had not turned in a winning record since 1992 and transformed it into a consistently successful program. In those 10 seasons, Misselhorn coached five Atlantic 10 Players of the Year, 23 All-Conference selections, three All-Americans, three Temple Student-Athletes of the Year and 16 Regional All-Americans.
“We are thrilled to have Amanda Janney [Misselhorn] as the new leader of Indiana field hockey,” Glass said. “On the field, in the classroom, and in the community, Amanda’s track record as the head coach at Temple is extraordinary. Known as an elite recruiter and talent developer, we believe we have hired one of the great field hockey coaches in the country.”
Misselhorn was selected as head coach after a comprehensive national search led by Glass who worked in consultation with the Search Advisory Committee, consisting of key administrators, support staff, along with team captain Nicole Volgraf (2011-15) and defender Malia Fujisawa (2013-present), who served as the student-athlete representatives to the committee. Glass and the committee reviewed dozens of potential candidates, performed extensive research and reference checks on a handful or so, and had four candidates, including Amanda, on campus to interview with Glass and the committee. After a thorough review, Glass made the decision to hire Misselhorn as head coach.
Upon her appointment as head coach, Misselhorn stated her excitement about the opportunity to coach at Indiana and in one of the nation’s elite conferences.
“I want to thank Fred Glass and the administration for this amazing opportunity,” said Misselhorn. “I am already so impressed with the team leaders, the IU field hockey alumni, and the Spirit of Indiana. I am ready to lead IU field hockey and compete in the Big Ten, one of the best conferences in the country.”
Misselhorn played collegiately at Wake Forest University, scoring 21 goals and tallying 17 assists as a center forward while graduating Cum Laude in Sociology. As a member of the USA Indoor National Team, she earned a gold medal at the Women’s National Indoor Championship in 2010. “Growing up in Philadelphia, I loved watching Coach Janney’s Temple teams play,” said student-athlete Search Advisory Committee representative Nicole Volgraf. “On her interview, she lit up the room with her passion and unbelievable drive. She is just the coach that IU field hockey needs to go to the next level.”
Prior to joining the Owls, Misselhorn spent two years as the First Assistant Coach at the University of Pennsylvania, leading the team to a 23-12 overall record and a 2004 Ivy League Championship. She also spent the 2002 season as the Second Assistant Coach at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Additionally, Misselhorn currently serves as a coach of the USFHA Midwest High Performance site. She has also coached the USFHA Pennsylvania and New Jersey High Performance teams, leading the Pennsylvania team to a USFHA Women’s National Championship in June of 2014.