Congratulations to Valerie Clarke 2006, who was just named Head Coach of the Converse College field hockey team! After her graduation from Asheville School, she went on to Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she played all four years as goalkeeper for their field hockey team.
She has been coaching since college, most recently with the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club, where she served as the club administrator, elite head coach, and goalkeeping coach.
Converse College released a press release announcing Clarke's new role. In the article, Converse College Athletic Director Joy Couch offered Clarke a warm welcome: "We are very happy to introduce Coach Clarke as our new head field hockey coach," said Couch. "Her knowledge and passion for the sport, along with her extensive experience as a coach, will continue to move our program forward."