Mark Egner

Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced the hiring of Mark Egner as the head coach of Dartmouth field hockey in February 2020.

Egner became just the fifth head coach as the program in 2020. He came to Hanover after spending the previous five seasons on the sidelines at William & Mary with the last two seeing Egner elevated to associate head coach. Prior to his years at William & Mary, the native of Ireland spent two seasons as an assistant at Longwood.

"This is a truly humbling opportunity for me, and one I am absolutely delighted to accept," Egner said. "Dartmouth is a phenomenal institution with a clear focus on holistic student-athlete development. Dartmouth Peak Performance is industry leading and I am confident that with the right coaching staff and team culture, we can help to continue to develop graduates who will make our alumnae proud.

"I want to thank Director of Athletics Harry Sheehy and Associate AD Jennifer Chuks for trusting me to help lead this program into the future," Egner added. "It was clear from my first conversation with each that this College and I have a lot of shared values."

During his stint in Williamsburg, Egner was responsible for coordinating the Tribe's defensive unit, while also handling the program's administrative responsibilities and recruiting duties. William & Mary earned a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship Game in both 2017 and 2018 — a first for the program since 2002 — winning the title and earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament in the latter. The Tribe defeated Monmouth in the 2018 opening round for the program's first-ever win in the national tournament.

Under his guidance, a William & Mary student-athlete was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in three straight seasons with Erin Menges becoming just the second player in league history to win the award multiple times. Egner coached multiple players who would go on to earn spots on several Team USA squads at various levels during this time.

At Longwood, Egner served as an assistant and helped the Lancers improve their team defense to a top-50 unit in the nation and recruited the department's female rookie of the year across all sports in 2014-15.

Egner also has several years of experience with USA Field Hockey, having served as coach, site director and selector for the Futures program in Virginia.