Field Hockey Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Phil Sykes
Phil Sykes enters his 13th season as head coach of the University at Albany field hockey program in 2016. In his tenure, Sykes has guided the Great Danes to five of the last seven America East Conference Championship titles (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015) and five NCAA Tournament berths. With his efforts, Sykes has been named America East Conference Coach of the Year three times (2008, 2009, 2014).   FULL BIO
Associate Head Coach
Andy Thornton
After joining the staff in 2004, Andy Thornton returns for his fourth season as associate head coach and 13th overall in 2016. Thornton was promoted to the associate head coaching position on Nov. 1, 2013.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Michelle Simpson
Michelle Simpson just completed her sixth season as assistant coach for the UAlbany field hockey team in 2015, after volunteering in the 2009 season. She has spent nine seasons with the Danes, three as a player and six as a member of the coaching staff.   FULL BIO