Burcher Announces Resignation

Burcher Announces Resignation

Greencastle, Ind. – DePauw head field hockey coach Erika Burcher has announced her resignation as she has accepted a position as a wellness director at a YMCA in Indianapolis.

"We'll miss Erika and what she brought to our department," said Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports.

"We're sorry to see her go, but we understand her desire to pursue this career change." 

In three seasons, Burcher compiled a 43-17 overall record and a 34-8 record in North Coast Athletic Conference play. In her first season, she led the Tigers to the NCAC Tournament title and a bid to the NCAA Division III Championship after knocking off top-seed and regular season champion, Kenyon. Burcher then directed the 2016 Tigers to the NCAC title with a 13-1 conference record.

During her tenure, Burcher coached student-athletes who earned the NCAC's offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year and newcomer of the year honors. She also coached two all-America honorees in her time. All three of her teams earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

Burcher was also the Assistant Director of the Welch Fitness Center and served as the Intramural Coordinator for two years. She also has served as executive director of Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society which was founded at DePauw in 1996.

A national search is underway to find Burcher's replacement.