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IU names Janney as new head coach

Almost two months after IU announced Amy Robertson’s contract would not be renewed, the search for a new field hockey coach has ended.

IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced Monday that former Temple Coach Amanda Janney will be the new head coach at IU.

Janney was a player at Wake Forest and earned a spot on the U.S. Indoor National Team. She has been the head coach at Temple for the past 10 years and compiled a 114-94 record, including 10 straight postseason appearances. The Owls were ranked No. 11 in the NCAA RPI ?ranking last season.

During her time at Temple, Janey coached five Atlantic 10 Players of the Year, 23 All-Conference selections, three All-Americans and 16 Regional All-Americans.

“We are thrilled to have Amanda Janney 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.”

The Search Advisory Committee that selected Janney was led by Glass and consisted of administrators, support staff and current players.

“I want to thank Fred Glass and the administration for this amazing opportunity,” Janney said. “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.”

Volgraf grew up in ?Philadelphia and said she loved watching Janney’s teams at Temple.

“On her interview, she lit up the room with her passion and unbelievable drive,” Volgraf said. “She is just the coach that IU field hockey needs to go to the next level.”

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