Dawn Chamberlin
Dawn Chamberlin
Title: Associate Athletic Director/Head Coach/SWA
Phone: 410.548.2588
Email: drchamberlin@salisbury.edu
Previous College: Iowa '85

A 2009 inductee into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame, Dawn Chamberlin enters her 33rd season as the head coach of the Salisbury University field hockey program in 2019. Chamberlin also serves as the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator for the athletic department.

Honors/Accomplishments as Head Coach

  • Four NCAA National Championships (2003-05, 2009)
  • 502 wins, third among active coaches and fifth all-time in Division III
  • 31 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 25 Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1994-present)
  • 21 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships
    • 15 consecutive championships (1995-2011)
    • Four consecutive championships (2013-16)
  • 65 Division III All-Americans
    • At least one All-American in 31 of her 32 years at Salisbury
  • 135 NFHCA All-South Region
    • 31 consecutive years that Salisbury has had at least three players selected to the All-Region team (1988-present)
  • 17 CAC Coach of the Year awards (1995-05, 2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2016. 2018)
  • 18 CAC Player of the Year honorees
    • Jillian Hughes, 2018
    • Tressie Windsor, 2017
    • Hannah Miller, 2016
    • Summer Washburn, 2014
    • Courtney Webster, 2011
    • Tara McGovern, 2009
    • Kandice Hancock, 2008
    • Danielle Twilley, 2007
    • Megan Powell, 2006
    • Brittany Elliot, 2005
    • Melissa Webster, 2004
    • Lindsey Elliot, 2002-03
    • Tara Webster, 2000
    • Gina Dean, 1999
    • Mean Hopper, 1998
    • Laura Getty, 1997
    • Sue Fatz, 1996
  • 10 CAC Rookie of the Year honorees
    • Tara Flavin, 2018
    • Jillian Hughes, 2016
    • Tara McGovern, 2008
    • Kandice Hancock, 2007
    • Tracey Lloyd, 2003
    • Brittany Elliott, 2002
    • Melissa Webster, 2001
    • Megan Bailey, 2000
    • Jill Cressor, 1999
    • Marie Brewington, 1998
  • 14 NFHCA National Academic Teams
  • 185 NFHCA National Academic Squad members
  • 18 NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
  • Lauren Correll named 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team
  • Gina Dean named 2000 CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Breck Sullivan named the Division III Finalist for the Honda Inspiration Award
  • Erin Budd receives the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 2004
  • Four CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees
  • Two NCAA Elite 89 selections
    • Breck Sullivan, 2014
    • Haley Quillen, 2013

Notable Games as Head Coach

  • Nov. 22, 2003 – Salisbury beats Middlebury, 4-1 to win her first NCAA Championship
  • Nov. 20, 2004 – Salisbury caps off a perfect season with a 6-3 win over Middlebury to repeat as national champions
  • Nov. 19, 2005 – The three-peat is complete as Salisbury downs Messiah 1-0 in the title game
  • Nov. 21-22, 2009 – Back-to-back 1-0 wins over Tufts and Messiah in the NCAA Final Four to capture the program’s fourth national championship
  • Sept. 29, 2012 – Became the fifth coach in NCAA Division III history and 12th coach in all of the NCAA to eclipse 400 wins with a 3-1 win over York
  • Oct. 31, 2018 – Collected her 500th career win with a 3-0 shutout win over Mary Washington. Chamberlin is only the 11th coach in NCAA history with 500-plus wins

Playing Career

Chamberlin was a four-year letter winner at the University of Iowa. The Hawkeyes won three straight Big Ten championships from 1981 to 1983 before sharing the title in 1984. Chamberlin, a co-captain on the team her junior and senior seasons, was an All-Big Ten selection and finished as the NCAA Tournament  national runner-up in 1984. Chamberlin also collected a national indoor championship during her time in Iowa City.

While at Iowa, she also received the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Academic Award (1982-85) and the Physical Education Academic Achievement Award (1983-85).

Personal Life

Chamberlin is a 1985 graduate of the University of Iowa. Chamberlin went on to earn her Master of Education degree from Salisbury in 1987 and her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000.

 

Coach Chamberlin's Record at SU

Year Record CAC Highlight
1987 12-5-1   NCAA Semifinalist
1988 16-3-3   NCAA Semifinalist
1989 15-4-1   NCAA Quarterfinalist
1990  13-4-1    NCAA Quarterfinalist
1991  11-6-1    NCAA Quarterfinalist
1992  12-7-1    NCAA Semifinalist
1993 7-9    
1994  12-7    NCAA Quarterfinalist
1995  13-6    NCAA Quarterfinalist
CAC Champion
1996  15-3    NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
1997  17-3    NCAA Quarterfinalist
CAC Champion
1998  13-6    NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
1999  15-4 5-0  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2000  17-4  5-0  NCAA Semifinalist
CAC Champion
2001  16-3  4-1  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2002  17-3  4-0  NCAA Semifinalist
CAC Champion
2003  20-1  4-0  NCAA National Champion
CAC Champion
2004  22-0  5-0  NCAA National Champion
CAC Champion
2005  21-1  5-0  NCAA National Champion
CAC Champion
2006  17-4  5-1  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2007  20-2  7-0  NCAA Semifinalist
CAC Champion
2008  15-4  6-0  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2009  20-1  6-0  NCAA National Champion
CAC Champion
2010  16-4  7-0  NCAA Tournament
2011  18-2  7-0  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2012  15-3  4-1  NCAA Tournament
2013  17-4  5-1  NCAA Finalist
CAC Champion
2014  19-2  6-0  NCAA Semifinalist
CAC Champion
2015  14-4  5-1  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
2016  18-2  6-0  NCAA Semifinalist
CAC Champion
2017  12-5  5-1  NCAA Tournament
2018 17-3   5-0  NCAA Tournament
CAC Champion
Total: 502-120-8
(32 seasons)
  4 National Championships
25 straight NCAA Tournaments
21 CAC Championships

 

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