Athletic Director Steve Bilsky announced Colleen Quinn Fink as the new field hockey coach for the 2010-11 season Tuesday.
Fink, who joins the Quakers’ coaching staff after four seasons as Haverford’s head coach, will replace 30-year veteran coach Val Cloud who retired last December.
As a St. Joseph’s alumna and Havertown, Pa., native, Fink has been heavily involved in the Philadelphia field hockey scene.
Fink — the daughter of former St. Joe’s Associate Athletic Director and long-time women’s track coach Kevin Quinn — attended her father’s alma mater and was named captain of the field hockey squad her senior season.
She remained with the Hawks after her 2000 graduation and served as an assistant under Michelle Finegan, her former coach. After two seasons on the coaching side of St. Joe’s field hockey, Fink relocated to the suburbs, eventually leading Haverford to a .500 season in 2008 — the programs first in 17 years.
Combining both her coaching and field skills, Fink has served as a player-coach of the Dowingtown-based Vipers club program since 2005, where she led the under-19 team to a first place finish at the National Field Hockey Festival.
Fink is also the owner of CQ Sports — an organization created to offer field hockey and women’s lacrosse players in the greater Philadelphia area an opportunity to showcase their talents at a competitive level. CQ Sports also hosts a large-scale annual tournament in order to assist high-school athletes in the college recruiting process.
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