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Nov. 29, 2017 — A well-traveled (and successful) coach packs his suitcase again

Daan Polders, who is one of only two known scholastic field hockey coaches ever to win state championships in more than one state, is on his way to a third.

According to a report in PA Prep Live, Polders, coach of the PIAA Class AA state champions from Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.), is leaving to join his wife in North Carolina.

Polders has won two state championships with the Hurricanes and has also won two state titles with Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) from 2012-13. Previously, he was an assistant coach with Michigan State and with Wake Forest.

Polders returns to a changed field hockey climate in North Carolina, with a burgeoning club culture as well as a raft of new public-school field hockey programs scattered across the state.

Somehow, I get the feeling he’s going to be at the head of a successful program next fall and will be responsible for getting the team headed in a winning effort.


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