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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Field Hockey Welcomes Griesbaum to Coaching Staff
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/08/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University head field hockey coach Pam Bustin announced Tuesday the addition of Tracey Griesbaum to the Blue Devil staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

"It is with great respect and excitement that the Duke University field hockey program welcomes Tracey Griesbaum to our 2017 coaching staff!” Bustin said. “It is an honor to be able to work with Tracey again; first as U.S. teammates, then as U.S. High Performance coaches ... and now for our Duke Blue Devils! Her elite level of coaching, insight and competitiveness will only enhance the experience of our student-athletes and coaching staff as we continue our journey towards a national championship."

A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Griesbaum spent 14 seasons as the head coach at the University of Iowa (2000-13). During that time, she led the Hawkeyes to an overall record of 165-107 (.606) and six NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2008. Griesbaum also guided the program to success in Big Ten play, capturing a regular season title with the Hawkeyes in 2004 and three straight conference tournament championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

A two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year honoree and the 2004 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Griesbaum tutored 20 All-Americans, 52 NFHCA All-Region and 53 All-Big Ten selections during her tenure in Iowa City.

Griesbaum’s student-athletes were just as dedicated in the classroom, totaling 93 Academic All-Big Ten and 64 NFHCA National Academic Squad selections under her watch.

Prior to becoming the Hawkeyes’ head coach in 2000, Griesbaum served as an assistant coach under the direction of Beth Beglin from 1992-99.

Griesbaum began her collegiate coaching career at LaSalle University, serving as the program’s head coach during the 1990 and 1991 seasons.

Griesbaum’s coaching experience also extends to the USA Field Hockey organization, which she has served in several capacities since 1993. She was previously a head coach and assistant coach for the U.S. U18, U20, U21, U23 and senior national teams, and was tabbed the 2000 United States Field Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the U21 squad to a second-place showing at the 2000 Pan American Junior Championship and a spot in the 2001 Junior World Cup.

Most recently, Griesbaum has served as both a head coach and assistant for the Midwest High Performance program. She holds Level III coaching certification from USA Field Hockey.

Griesbaum also has ties to the USA Field Hockey organization as a member of the senior national team from 1989-1993, playing alongside Bustin. She was also a member of the USA Field Hockey National Reserve Team from 1988-89.

As a student-athlete, Griesbaum starred at West Chester University from 1984-87. She was a two-time All-America selection and a three-time regional All-American.

Griesbaum graduated from West Chester in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and minors in health sciences and coaching. She was inducted into the West Chester University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

"I want to thank Pam Bustin and her administrative team for the opportunity to join the Duke University field hockey coaching staff this season,” Griesbaum said. “I am looking forward to applying my experience, passion and expertise to assist the student-athletes and program in any way possible.” 

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