Lynn Farquhar
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Old Dominion
Graduating Year: 2005
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 302-831-0881
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University of Delaware field hockey head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof announced the hiring of Lynn Farquhar as the Blue Hens' new assistant coach on May 23, 2013. She was promoted to associate head coach in February, 2014.

Farquhar ("far-kwar") helped guide Delaware to one of the most remarkable seasons in program history in 2013. The Blue Hens posted a program-record 17 victories in addition to earning both the Colonial Athletic Association regular season and tournament championships en route to the fifth NCAA Tournament berth in school history.

Farquhar is no stranger to the CAA as she joins the Hens from James Madison, where she helped lead the Dukes to two CAA semifinals appearances in 2011 and 2012 as the associate head coach. 

She is a 2005 graduate of former CAA member Old Dominion University, where she led the Monarchs to the national championship in 2000 and five consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

 “I am delighted to join the University of Delaware field hockey program and am looking forward to joining Rolf in his quest for excellence both on and off the field,” Farquhar remarked.  “There is a tremendous amount of pride within the Delaware family and it’s an exciting time to become a Blue Hen.”

Prior to her time at JMU, Farquhar spent four seasons at Syracuse University as the associate head coach to former Blue Hen standout goalkeeper and UD Athletics Hall of Fame member Ange Bradley. 

At Syracuse, Farquhar helped lead the Orange to Big East Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2010 while also helping to win three consecutive regular season championships.  In 2008, the Orange went 22-2 on their way to a NCAA Final Four appearance and climbed as high as No. 1 in the polls.  The team’s overall record during her four years at SU was 68-18, including a 20-4 mark in Big East action.

Following graduation from Old Dominion, Farquhar accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Richmond, where she helped the Spiders to back-to-back Atlantic 10 championships in 2005 and 2006.  During her two-year tenure, Richmond compiled a record of 33-11.

“I am very excited about welcoming Lynn to our program,” commented Van de Kerkhof.  “Lynn has proven to be very successful and passionate as a student-athlete at ODU and continued her success and development as a coach at Richmond, Syracuse and James Madison.  She really enjoys coaching, has a desire of developing student-athletes and believes in working together towards achieving bigger goals. Lynn’s playing, coaching and life expertise and experiences will directly impact our student-athletes and program in a positive manner.”

Farquhar has also been involved with the United Stated Field Hockey Association with coaching, selecting and running the Regional North Futures site.  In 2010, she was involved with the Junior Olympics and Junior PA High Performance Team. 

Farquhar helped coach the U19 Syracuse team to a bronze medal at the 2008 National Futures Championship and also served as the USFHA coach for the 2008 and 2009 AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Detroit, Mich.

During the summer of 2013, Farquhar was one of 80 female coaches across the nation to be chosen for the highly selective and competitive NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

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