Jill Murphy Myers

Jill began playing field hockey as a freshman at Hershey High School in Hershey, PA when her family was relocated and she wanted to meet some girls before school started. She fell in love with the sport, and began training year-round with the East Coast Field Hockey Club. She was extremely fortunate to have played for such a prestigious high school program for two years, but her family was relocated again, this time to Williamsburg, VA. From there, she was recruited to the University of Richmond and accepted an athletic scholarship to play for their Division 1 program. Her senior year, in 2002, she captained the first team to ever win a conference championship and make an appearance at the NCAA tournament. After graduating in 2003 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Education, the opportunity to stay on and be an assistant coach of her former team presented itself and she gladly accepted. She assisted her former coach, Ange Bradley, for three years from 2003-2006, and under their tutelage, the team won three Atlantic-10 Championships and never lost a conference game.

In the summer of 2006, Jill decided it was time to pursue the career that she had planned on when in college, and took a job as a high school Biology teacher at Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, PA. She had a wonderful four years there, before making the tough, yet rewarding decision to become a stay-at-home mom.

Coaching History

  • University of Virginia Summer Camp (2000-2006)
  • William & Mary Summer Camp (2000-2006)
  • University of Richmond Summer Camp (2000-2006)
  • University of Richmond Field Hockey, 1st Assistant (2003-2006)
  • Director of University of Richmond FH Camp (2003-2006)
  • USFH Futures Site Director/Head Coach (2003-2006)
  • Horizon Field Hockey Club (2010-2013)
  • Main Line Field Hockey Club (2013-present)
  • Private Lessons

Collegiate FH Career

  • Coaches Award
  • Atlantic-10 All-Tournament Team
  • Fanny Crenshaw Scholarship for Excellence in Athletics
  • Team Captain of first ever Conference Champions
  • Team Captain of first ever NCAA Tournament Team
  • Atlantic-10 Offensive Player of the Year
  • Atlantic-10 1st Team All-Conference
  • Atlantic-10 All-Tournament Team
  • Virginia All-State 1st Team
  • U.S. High Performance Teams (2001-2006)
  • NFHCA Senior All-Star
  • #2 in the country in assists (2002)
  • Currently holds URFH single season assist record (19)
  • Coached the 2004 team that has recently been named the 2015 University of Richmond Hall of Fame “Team of Distinction”

High School FH Career

  • PIAA State Runners Up
  • AAU Junior Olympics
  • USFH Futures
  • VHSL 1st Team All-Conf
  • VHSL 1st Team All-Region
  • VHSL 1st Team All-State
  • Daily Press Player of the Year
  • East Coast Field Hockey Club