Marci Scheuing (pronounced SHOE-ing) enters her sixth season as the head field hockey coach at Kutztown University in 2018.
Scheuing, the 2015 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Coach of the Year and 2016 KU Women's Coach of the Year, increased Kutztown's win total in her first three years at Kutztown, and is coming off three-straight 10+ win seasons. She holds a 49-41 (.544) overall record at Kutztown.
Offensively, KU has ranked in the top-six in the PSAC in scoring average the last two years. Defensively over the last three years, KU has ranked in the top-three in the PSAC and top-seven in Division II in save percentage.
Scheuing has built a program that continues to contend on the national level. In 2017, Kutztown defeated teams ranked No. 1 and No. 3 in Division II, the first KU win over a No. 1 program since 2009.
In 2015, she led the Golden Bears to their first playoff appearance in six years and Kutztown's first-ever home playoff game. KU won 12 games, was ranked as high as fourth in Division II, and posted an eight-game winning streak, the longest for the program since 2008. KU defeated then-second-ranked West Chester on Oct. 13. It was KU's first win over a second-ranked team in Division II since 2004 and first win over West Chester since WCU joined Division II in 2011.
One of KU's top moments in 2014 was defeating Bloomsburg twice in a season for the first time since 1983, including a double-overtime victory on the road off a penalty stroke goal.
Scheuing has put the Golden Bears in playoff contention in each of her five years. She has coached 19 All-PSAC selections, one PSAC Athlete of the Year and nine All-America honorees.
She also has a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom. At Kutztown, her teams have received the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team Award in each of her first four years, including the top GPA in Division II in 2015 (3.54). Her players have earned 60 nods to the National Academic Squad (3.3 GPA or higher) with 18 Scholars of Distinction (3.9 GPA or higher). Scheuing's Golden Bears set a program-record in 2016 with 20 PSAC Scholar-Athletes.
Scheuing came to Kutztown after three years as the head field hockey coach at Bryn Mawr College. In 2012, she led Bryn Mawr to its best season since 1998, and was named the 2012 Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. The 2012 team scored more goals than the previous six seasons combined. It also posted more wins than the last five seasons combined. Scheuing helped guide two all-conference selections, marking the first time in 13 years that two Bryn Mawr players were named to the all-conference team. At Bryn Mawr, her teams received the National Academic Team Award for three straight years.
Scheuing went to Bryn Mawr following three years as the head field hockey coach and sports information director and one year as head lacrosse coach at Cedar Crest College. As the field hockey coach, Scheuing was named the Colonial State Athletic Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year in her third season as head coach at Cedar Crest. While at Cedar Crest, Scheuing coached two first team All-CSAC selections, two second team selections and two honorable mention selections. The field hockey team received the NFHCA National Academic Team Award three years in a row and was also named the 2008 CSAC Sportsmanship Team of the Year.
As a player, Scheuing was a member of two nationally-ranked field hockey teams at Mansfield University, including an ECAC Championship team in 2001. Named the Most Improved Player at Mansfield in 2002, Scheuing served as team captain of the Mountaineers in 2004, and was named to the Division II All-Star Team the same season.
Scheuing is currently in her third season as a coach for the High Styx Field Hockey Club, based out of Reading, PA. She spent seven seasons coaching at the United Field Hockey Club, a team based out of the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa. Scheuing began her coaching career at Garden Spot in Lancaster, Pa., in 2006. She has worked at Next Level Field Hockey Camp, Premier Field Hockey Camp, Merestead Field Hockey Camp, Eastern Field Hockey Camp and numerous spring and summer field hockey camps and skills clinics at the United Sports Training Center, with the club program BallyHoo and at Kutztown University. Scheuing also received her Level 1 Coaching Certification through USA Field Hockey.
She received a Bachelor of Science in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations from Mansfield, where she was recognized as a Presidential Scholar Athlete, and also received her Masters of Education in athletic administration at Millersville University.
Scheuing and her husband, Matt, reside in Sinking Spring and have two daughters, Reagan and McKinley. Matt is a U.S. history teacher at Penn Manor High School and the pitching coach for the Franklin & Marshall College baseball team.