Hamilton athletics to host January women's coaching symposium

Hamilton athletics to host January women's coaching symposium

The Hamilton College department of athletics will host a Women's Coaching Symposium with five special guest speakers on Sunday, Jan. 19.


The event is open to college students, current coaches of any level and aspiring coaches. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the Hamilton campus in Clinton and the $20 fee includes lunch. Please contact Hamilton Head Field Hockey Coach Missy Mariano at (315) 859-4760 or mmariano@hamilton.edu for more information.

The speakers include Dr. Miriam Merrill, Kathy Brawn, Sally Scatton, Marcy Weston and Anna Baeth. Topics of discussion will include the current state of women in athletics, the many hats of coaching, emotional intelligence, the head coach/assistant coach dynamic, overcoming challenges and creating leaders.

Merrill has been the associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Hamilton since 2017. She has been the director of athletics at Richard J. Daley College and head track & field coach at Robert Morris University.

Brawn led the Colgate University women's soccer team to six NCAA championship appearances and 12 Patriot League titles in 29 years as head coach. She is one of the founders of PLAY (Promoting Lifelong Activity for Youth) in Hamilton, N.Y.

Scatton has won three NCAA Division III titles and 11 Liberty League championships in 31 years as the head field hockey coach at William Smith College. The 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee has also served as an assistant athletic director at William Smith.

Weston has coached field hockey, women's basketball and volleyball at Central Michigan University. She has been Central Michigan's senior associate athletic director and executive associate director of athletics and sports administration, and in 2000 was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Baeth is a research assistant at the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and a Ph.D. candidate in sports sociology at the University of Minnesota. She previously was the head field hockey coach at Oberlin College for four years.