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COACHES


PAM BUSTIN BIO - Head Coach



A two-time ACC and NFHCA South Region Coach of the Year and a member of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame, Pam Bustin has revitalized the Duke field hockey program in her six seasons in Durham, guiding the Blue Devils to an 81-44 ledger and a trip to the 2013 NCAA title game.

The Duke program accomplished a number of firsts in 2016, capturing its first ACC regular season title and reaching No. 1 in the national poll for the first time in school history. Under Bustin’s watch, the Blue Devils earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season. The squad compiled a 16-4 ledger against the nation’s toughest schedule and featured a pair of first-time All-Americans in Alyssa Chillano and Heather Morris. At the conclusion of the season, Bustin was honored as the ACC and NFHCA South Region Coach of the Year.

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WESLEY DREW - Assistant Coach



Wesley Drew joined the Duke field hockey program in August, 2016 as an assistant coach.

In her first season with the Blue Devils, Drew saw the program capture its first ACC regular season title and reach No. 1 in the national poll for the first time in school history. With her guidance, Duke earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals. The squad compiled a 16-4 ledger against the nation’s toughest schedule and featured a pair of first-time All-Americans in Alyssa Chillano and Heather Morris.

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RALPH BOERSMA - Assistant Coach



Ralph Boersma joined the Duke squad's coaching staff in March 2017. A native of The Netherlands, Boersma joins the Blue Devil program as an assistant coach. In his first fall season with the Blue Devils he helped the team finish the season with an overall #2 National RPI ranking and a trip to the NCAA Elite 8.

Boersma boasts a wealth of prior coaching experience, having spent a number of years overseeing teams for the HV Victoria hockey club in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He most recently served as the head coach of the club’s U19 Boys Team from 2014-16 and occasionally as a field trainer for HV Victoria’s First Men’s Team. His time in Rotterdam also included indoor and outdoor seasons with several age levels of boys and girls youth teams. During his stint at Victoria, Boersma coached several players who made it through the ranks of the Dutch National Teams at the U17 and U19 level. In addition, many of the youth players he coached are currently active on the highest Dutch senior level and some are active internationally in England and Canada.