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Bill Davidson begins his fifth year at the helm of the Siena field hockey program entering the 2011 season. Davidson sports a career record of 61-157 over a 12-year span as the head coach at Providence College (1998-2001), SUNY-New Paltz (2002-04), Nichols College (2005) and Siena College.
Davidson has led the Saints to a 9-60 record in his three years with the program, including a 4-25 mark in the Northeast Conference. In 2009, Davidson guided the Saints to a 4-14 overall record which was the program's best finish since 2002. Davidson mentored Kristin McGorty, who was named to the All-NEC Second Team, and Renee Clavette, who finished 2009 with a program-record 215 saves. Additionally, Lisa Heimerle became the first player in program history to record a hat-trick, and was named an NEC Player of the Week (9/28/09). Davidson's team also posted high marks in the classroom where 23 Saints were named to the 2009 and 2010 NEC All-Academic Teams.
Davidson matriculated to Loudonville while serving as the founder, director and head coach of the East/West field hockey camps for California and the eastern states of America. Davidson's responsibilities include managing all financial and administrative operations.
Davidson most recently served as the head field hockey consultant at Nichols College during the 2005 season, where he led the team to a 6-11 record. Prior to that, he was the head coach at SUNY-New Paltz within the NCAA Division III ranks from 2002-2004. In 2004, Davidson coached the Hawks to an 8-11 regular season record, including a 3-2 mark in the SUNYAC Conference. That same year, Davidson oversaw a team that earned a berth to the SUNYAC Championship, where they fell to Cortland State, 1-0, in the championship game.
Prior to his stint at New Paltz, Davidson played on the national field hockey team. A ten-year veteran of Team U.S.A., Davidson made two Olympic rosters (1984 and 1988) and one Pan-American squad (1987). After retiring, he garnered Division I experience serving as the head field hockey coach at Providence College from 1998-2001. The Friars saw much success under Davidson's guidance. In 1998, the Friars were semifinalists in the BIG EAST tournament. Two years later, in 2000, the Friars earned a trip to the BIG EAST Finals. Davidson also coached the Friars to the semifinals of the 2001 ECAC Tournament.
Davidson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988 and received his teaching license in physical education from California State Polytechnic University, including health education from the University of California - Santa Barbara. Davidson is also the Director of Children's Ski Programs at Bromley Mountain in southern Vermont.