Gretchen Lulow scored 10 goals, tallied 16 assists and 36 points in 68 games during her five-year career at Ball State. Now, the Ballwin, Mo., native has been named the assistant field hockey coach under the direction of Beth Maddox, who will be entering her third year behind the Cardinals’ bench.
Lulow, who was a 2012 graduate of Ball State, wore the Cardinal red and white from 2007-11, and will be a great fit to the field hockey program, according to Maddox, who was ever-so eager to announce her new hire.
“We are thrilled to have Gretchen join our coaching staff,” Maddox said in a press release. “She was an incredible player here and we know her knowledge of the game will be an asset for the program. Gretchen brings a competitive energy to everything she does, and we know our team will welcome the competition.”
Lulow, who served as a student assistant coach since January, replaces former assistant Jacque DeMarco, who resigned in March to accept the head coaching void at Kenyon College.
Lulow was the Cardinals’ captain last season and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference and Academic All-MAC team in 2010 and 2011. She was also named to the MAC All-Tournament Team in 2011. As well as serving as a student assistant, Lulow took on the role as the Cardinals’ strength and conditioning coach.
“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to begin my coaching career at Ball State,” Lulow said in a press release. “I am looking forward to being a part of the coaching staff and to helping the program grow and becoming a force in the MAC.”
Aside from her career at Ball State, Lulow has a repertoire of additional experience. Since 2007, Lulow has been a summer camp coach for Gateway Field Hockey in St. Louis, Mo., along with being a National Field Hockey Festival coach. From 2008-11, Lulow was a summer camp coach for Aim Field Hockey in St. Louis, Mo. From 2009-2010, she was a Regional Future’s Tournament coach for USA Field Hockey.