Staff
Head Coach
Stacy Bean

Bean was named head coach by VCU Director of Athletics and Vice President Ed McLaughlin in January 2017 and enters her second season at the helm.

In her first season as head coach at VCU in 2017, she led VCU to a 14-6 overall record, the second most wins in a single season in program history. Bean also guided the Rams to a 6-2 record in the Atlantic 10 and a tie for second place, the highest conference finish and most conference wins for VCU since joining the A-10 in 2012-13. Under her guidance, Emily McNamara broke the program record for goals in a season with 21 and VCU had six players honored with postseason awards by the A-10. VCU was also named an NFHCA All-Academic Squad.

Bean joined VCU after a successful nine-year stint as the head coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) from 2008-16. Prior to guiding the Red Flash, Bean also served as the head coach at Rhode Island from 2002-07 and at New Brunswick from 1995-00.

Bean has been a four-time finalist for national Coach of the Year awards and has won seven conference Coach of the Year honors. She has also coached in the USA Field Hockey system, coaching various teams at the National Future Championship in addition to serving as a head coach i the Junior Regional High Performance Program.

Under her tutelage, the Red Flash won at least 10 games each of the last three seasons, advancing to the Atlantic 10 Tournament twice in those years. With the Red Flash, Bean was also named the A-10 Coach of the Year in 2014 and the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2012.

Saint Francis finished 11-9 in 2016. Bean's 2016 team also boasted two First Team All-Atlantic 10 selections, one second team choice and two All-Atlantic 10 Rookie selections.

Bean successfully guided the Red Flash from the Northeast Conference into the competitive Atlantic 10 in 2013 and never posted a losing season during her team's four years in the A-10. The Red Flash finished 10-7 in 2015, 14-3 in 2014 and 8-8 in 2013.

Off the field, Bean was selected as the inaugural USA Field Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient this past fall. She was given the award for the compassion and dedication she showed to her senior student-athlete, Kelly Quealy, through her battle with cancer. The award is given to someone whose actions and kindness have positively impacted and inspired those in his or her community.

Prior to her time at Saint Francis and Rhode Island, Bean was an assistant coach at Boston College. At BC, she coached five NFHCA Regional All-Americans, one NFHCA National All-American, 10 Big East Conference All-Stars, one Big East Defensive Player of the Year, one Big East Goalkeeper of the Year and one USA senior national team member in two seasons.

She joined the Eagles after five seasons as head coach at New Brunswick. At New Brunswick, she compiled a 65-15-7 record and earned four Atlantic University Athletic Association Coach of the Year awards (1995, '96, '97 and '99). Bean was also a finalist for National Coach of the Year honors in each of those four seasons. During her tenure at UNB, she recruited and developed the first CIAU Top-10 National Academic All-Canadian honoree in the history of UNB athletics.

At New Brunswick, Bean coached 18 CIAU Field Hockey all-Canadians, three national Player of the Year honorees, 26 Conference All-Stars and 24 Academic All-Canadians. Her teams won the conference title five consecutive years under her tutalege. In two of those seasons, her teams reached the national semifinals.

Bean earned her bachelor's degree in physical and health education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, graduating with honors in 1993. She played field hockey at Laurentian for four years (1989-92), and earned all-conference honors in 1992 from the Ontario Women's Inter-University Athletic Association. In 1993, Bean moved on to graduate school at the University of New Brunswick, playing her last season in a Varsity Reds uniform. She earned AUA All-Conference Honors, CIAU All-Canadian Honors and CIAU Academic All-Canadian Honors in her senior season.

Bean has been a Level 3 certified field hockey coach since 1994, graduated from the NCAA women's coaching academy in 2005 and completed the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy Dimension 2 Program in 2010.

Associate Head Coach
Kayla May

May enters her second season at VCU after joining the staff in the spring of 2017.

May helped guide VCU to a 14-6 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Atlantic 10. The 14 wins were the second most in a single season for the program and the Rams finished A-10 play in a tie for second place, the highest finish and most conference wins for VCU since joining the A-10 in 2012-13. VCU had six players honored with postseason awards by the A-10. VCU was also named an NFHCA All-Academic Squad.

May joined VCU from Indiana University where she served on staff in 2016. At Indiana, she was primarily in charge of the Hoosier offense. May also coordinated team travel as well as assisted in planning and conducting in-season and out-of- season practice and game day coaching.

Prior to Indiana, May served as a field hockey assistant coach at Siena College from 2012-2016 where she was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach. At Siena, she planned and conducted drills with goalkeepers and maintained a compliance database. She also designed and instructed sport specific lifts and conditioning drills for field hockey, water polo and swimming program.

May played collegiately at Louisville where she helped the team to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008. She also scored 21 goals and accumulated a total of 49 points her senior season while leading the team in game-winning goals. May was also selected for USA National Team Trial and the Midwest High Performance Field Hockey team.

Assistant Coach
Kathi Weidman

Kathi Weidman enters her first season as an assistant coach for Rams after being hired in March of 2018.

Prior to VCU, Weidman spent five seasons coaching Providence College, her alma mater. For the past two seasons, Weidman served as an assistant coach, primarily working with the goalkeepers. She also handled the day-to-day operations of the program.

“I’m excited to welcome Kathi to VCU. She is an excellent young coach who has demonstrated a willingness to learn, to teach and to go above and beyond to help develop student-athletes on and off of the field throughout her career. Kathi’s ability to develop the technical skills and tactical awareness of our athletes made her the ideal candidate to add to our staff,” Bean said.

With Weidman as an assistant coach, the Friars recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2007-08 and compiled a 24-14 record. Prior to being named an assistant, Weidman served as a graduate assistant for Providence from 2013-16. During that time, she also worked in Providence’s College Office of Academic Services, serving as a Student-Athlete Academic Advisor Intern.

The Millersville, Pa., native was a four-year letter winner as a goalkeeper for Providence from 2009-2012. In her senior season, Weidman appeared in 17 games, earning 16 starts, and recorded a 0.722 save percentage with a 2.01 goals against average. She was also a four-time Big East All-Academic Team honoree.

In addition to coaching the Friars, Weidman served as the goalkeepers coach at Lead the Way Field Hockey Club in Seekonk, Mass. since 2016 and had been a guest coach with the club since 2010.

Weidman earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Providence as well as a Master of Education degree in counseling. She has also completed her Level 2 Coaching accreditation with USA Field Hockey.