SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – American International Director of Athletics Richard Bedard announced that Jennifer Angers has been named head coach at AIC. She is the ninth head coach in program history.

Angers comes to AIC after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant, assistant coach and transitional head coach at NCAA Division I Lehigh University. She replaces Stacey Blue, who was named the Mountain Hawks' head coach in February.

“We are delighted that Jennifer will be joining us as head field hockey coach,” said Bedard. “She did an outstanding job in her various roles at Lehigh, and by doing so has shown that she is ready to be a collegiate head coach.”

"I am very excited about this opportunity to coach at American International,” added Angers. “I would like to thank Director of Athletics Richard Bedard and the field hockey search committee for welcoming me to the AIC community. I am looking forward to building off of the team's record breaking 2010 season. One the things that attracted me to AIC is their passion for athletics. I am extremely excited to meet the team and start getting to know each one of them."

Angers assisted in all facets of Lehigh's program over the past two years, including scheduling, practice planning, recruiting and overseeing all program activities between head coaches. She has gained additional experience as site director and head coach with the USA Field Hockey Futures program.

Angers was a four-year letter winner at Vermont, where she earned American East all-conference honors and was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) all-region selection. She was also named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and America East Commissioner's Honor Roll all four years.