Tracey Paul

Tracey Paul, a native of New Zealand, is a 19-year veteran of the Boston University coaching staff.

Paul has been on Coach Starr's staff since 2000 and served as the Terriers' associate head coach from 2006-13.
Paul was named an assistant coach for the U.S. U-21 National Team in February 2019 after coaching at the 2017 and 2018 Young Women's National Championships. She also served as head coach for the New England Junior High-Performance squad. Paul was an assistant coach for the 2015-16 U.S. National Under-19 Team and an assistant for the New England Under-16 Team that competed at the 2016 National Futures Championship.

During her time at BU, Paul has helped lead the Terriers to 238 wins, eight NCAA appearances, nine conference titles, 11 regular-season conference crowns and a conference winning percentage of nearly .800.

Paul's players at BU have combined to earn 20 NFHCA All-America honors and 68 All-Region accolades. During her 19 years, Terriers have claimed 15 conference player of the year awards and seven have been named conference rookie of the year.

Having overseen the identification and recruitment of prospective student-athletes from across the globe, Paul has helped secure commitments from international recruits who have gone on to secure five All-America honors and 10 conference player/goalkeeper of the year awards.
Paul came to Boston from a very successful high school program - San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Calif. - and has been a major reason for the Terriers' return to national prominence.

At San Pasqual, her teams compiled a 205-43-1 record (.823 winning percentage) in 10 seasons. She coached 12 high school All-Americans and had 10 players named to United States National Under-16, Under-19, and Under-21 squads.

Three U.S. National Team players -- former Boston University assistant coach Tiffany Snow, Kelli Gannon, and Kristi Gannon -- got their start under Paul's tutelage and Snow was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing. Paul has also coached National Team players Robyn Kenney and Pam Spuehler while they came through the BU ranks.

Paul also coached the nationally renowned Wargles club team. She was honored as the 1997-98 California State Coach of the Year.

Paul has been a U.S. Field Hockey Association (USFHA) Elite High Performance/Olympic Development Coach and has also worked as an assistant for the U.S. Women's Under-16 Team. She has served as a coach/selector for the U. S. Men's National program. In 2005, Paul completed the International Hockey Federation (FIH) High-Performance Coaching Course in Virginia Beach.