Earlham Names Girasole Field Hockey Coach

Earlham head coach Emily Girasole
Earlham head coach Emily Girasole

Story Courtesy of Earlham Sports Information Department

Emily Girasole has been named the head field hockey coach at Earlham College.

"I am excited to welcome Emily to Earlham," Director of Athletics Mike Bergum said. "Emily will bring great enthusiasm to the field hockey program.  Her background as a player and coach will provide a wonderful experience for our student-athletes."

Girasole comes to Earlham from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) where she has been an assistant field hockey coach since 2016. She served as the program's recruiting coordinator for student-athletes both nationally and internationally. Girasole managed all camps and clinics for UC Davis as well as maintained the program's recruiting and compliance database.

While being an assistant field hockey coach at UC Davis, Girasole was USA Field Hockey site director in Davis, California, and served as the USA Regional Futures Tournament selector in May of 2017. She also worked with the San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club as the head coach for the U14 and U12 teams.

"I am very honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to work at Earlham College," Girasole said. "It has been a dream of mine to be a head coach at the NCAA Division III level and I am thrilled to call Earlham my new home! I am excited for this upcoming season, and can't wait to see what we accomplish."

Before moving to California, Girasole spent three seasons as an assistant field hockey coach at her alma mater, Central Michigan University (CMU). She aided the head coach in all aspects of the program including managing team travel, advising student-athletes on athletic and academic progress, and formulating practice plans. The Chippewas won the 2014 Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season title with the help from Girasole.

A four-year member of the Central Michigan field hockey team, Girasole was a team captain as a senior while garnering Academic All-MAC honors three times. She was also a member of the National Honor Society from 2009-13.

Girasole, who earned both bachelors and master's degrees from CMU, resides in Richmond.