SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury University Director of Athletics and Recreation Michael Vienna announced the promotion of field hockey coach Dawn Chamberlin and men's soccer coach Gerry DiBartolo to the position of Assistant Athletic Director. The two veteran coaches have coached a combined 47 years at Salisbury and have accumulated over 600 career wins for the Sea Gulls.
Chamberlin is entering her 22nd season at the helm of the SU field hockey program where she has won three NCAA Division III national championships. The Sea Gulls have become one of the elite programs in the country under the guidance of Chamberlin. In the past 13 years the maroon and gold have won 13 consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championships. She has been named National Coach of the Year twice, South Region Coach of the Year seven times and CAC Coach of the Year 11 times. Chamberlin has guided the Sea Gulls to 20 NCAA tournament appearances in 21 years, including nine final four berths. The second-ranked Sea Gulls went 20-2 last season and advanced to the NCAA semifinals. Chamberlin's career field hockey record at SU stands at 321-85-8. She served two years as an assistant at SU (1985-86) where she was part of the first-ever national championship team (1986) in school history. She also was the women's lacrosse head coach for 14 seasons (1988-2001) at Salisbury where she went 119-72. Chamberlin earned her Master of Education from Salisbury in 1987 and her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000.
DiBartolo is entering his 27th season at the helm of the SU men's soccer program where he has guided the Sea Gulls to seven NCAA tournament appearances. The Sea Gulls have been a national force for the past decade under DiBartolo as SU has made it to the NCAA tournament in five of the past six seasons. In 2004, the Sea Gulls reached their first-ever final four and won a school record 20 games. Last season, No. 22 Salisbury went 16-4-2 and won its sixth CAC championship since 1999. Before Salisbury was a member of the CAC the Sea Gulls captured two ESAC championships, two Maryland state championships and were ECAC South finalists twice under DiBartolo's tutelage. He has been named South Region Coach of the Year six times and CAC Coach of the Year five times. His career record at SU now stands at 305-149-36 in 26 seasons. In addition to his soccer duties, DiBartolo also serves on the faculty in Salisbury's Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. DiBartolo earned his D.B.A. from George Washington University in 1995.
Chamberlin and DiBartolo join swimming coach Jill Stephenson as the three Assistant Athletic Directors under Vienna. The athletic department is in process of hiring an Associate Athletic Director.