08/17/2009 14:13

ROSEMONT – The Rosemont College Athletic Department has named three new coaches for the fall sports teams this year. Taking over field hockey is Megan Monahan, women’s volleyball welcomes Joe Corbett and Shawn Becker joins women’s tennis. Each brings a wealth of experience and will look to establish strong programs in their tenures.

Monahan comes to Rosemont after serving as assistant field hockey coach at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. There she wore many different hats including aiding in player development and practice preparation and heading recruiting and developing alumni communications. She helped lead the team to the championships for the first time in eight years. As a player, she played for LaFayette College in Easton, Pa. While there, she was named to the All- Patriot League First Team, Offensive Player of the Year twice and the team’s co-captain her senior year.

Corbett takes his second position with Rosemont after stepping in as an assistant coach under Ryan Tozer for the men’s basketball program. As for his volleyball experience, he has served as the head women’s varsity coach for Cardinal Dougherty’s program for the past two years. In addition, he player club volleyball at his alma mater Hobart College as well as starting for the school’s varsity men’s basketball team for four years. 

Becker steps into women’s tennis after heading the varsity tennis program at Palmerton Area High School. There he coached the coed program and had three District XI singles and two doubles tournament qualifiers. In addition, he planned and headed team fundraisers and developed scouting reports. In his collegiate career, Becker was a member of the varsity tennis team at Lebanon Valley College. He played 3rd through 6th singles and 1st and 2nd doubles while there and was a two-time conference runner-up at 2nd doubles. 

There will be no rest for the three new coaches as they jump right into their 2009 seasons. Preseason starts this week for all three with games beginning the first week of September.