Head coach Bertie Landes, a 2011 inductee to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame, has established and preserved the modern tradition of field hockey excellence at Shippensburg University.
The first SU
coach to be inducted into a national coaching hall of fame, Landes
has cultivated a consistent and winning tradition of excellence that has been nurtured over the last 13 years.
has more wins than any other active coach at the NCAA Division II level and ranks second among her
active brethren in career winning percentage.
career record, through 32 seasons, is 401-116-17.
That makes for a career winning percentage of .769.
is third all-time among NCAA Division II coaches for career victories.
's final regular season game of 2011 - a 5-1 win at Seton Hill - Landes
400th career coaching victory.
She became the 11th head coach in NCAA history (all divisions) to reach 400 career field hockey coaching victories and is just the third coach to do so with 10 or more seasons spent at the Division II level.
Entering the 2012 campaign, Landes
ranks 11th all-time among NCAA field hockey coaches with 401 victories in 32 years as a head coach between Shippensburg and Philadelphia Biblical University
has more wins than any other active coach at the Division II level and ranks second among her
brethren in career winning percentage (.765).
Landes also ranks third among all-time Division II coaches for career victories.
While at the helm of the Raiders, Landes
has won more than 75 percent of her
games, posting a record of 217-60-1 through 13 seasons.
has been named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
(PSAC) Coach of the Year six times: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011 while earning National Field Hockey Coaches Association
(NFHCA) South Region Coach of the Year honors three times: 1999, 2005 and 2010.
During Landes' tenure, Shippensburg
has won at least 12 games each season and never lost more than eight in one year.
Additionally, the field hockey program has had 24 unique All-Americans while under Landes' direction and 35 total selections since 1999.
has competed in the PSAC
Field Hockey Championship 12 times in 13 years under Landes
, including the last 11.
has been in the championship game in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.
The team has also finished among the top three teams in the regular-season standings in 11 of the last 13 seasons, including three-straight first-place finishes from 2003-05 and PSAC
Western Division titles from 2009-11.
In 2010, Landes
was named the Dita/NFHCA Division South Region Coach of the Year, the 2010 CaptainU Division II Field Hockey Coach of the Year and the PSAC
Western Division Coach of the Year after guiding the Raider
field hockey program to the Division II national championship game and a school-record 21 victories.
achieve its best regular season in school history, with the squad establishing a new school record with 20 consecutive wins.
finished an undefeated regular season by out-scoring its opponents 92-17 and totaling an impressive 249 penalty corners.
played in the Division II national championship game after winning in the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history.
The team had lost all four of its previous semifinal matchups to Bloomsburg entering the season before achieving a 1-0 victory on December 2 in Louisville.
The victory was No. 200 for Landes
In 2009, Landes'
squad matched the franchise record for victories in a season, a mark that was originally set in 2005.
reached the national semifinals for the second consecutive season, with the team's only three setbacks coming at the hands of national-champion Bloomsburg.
2009 squad also reached the No. 1 ranking in the nation for the first time in four years and entered the postseason ranked either first or second in nine of the 11 major statistical categories tracked by the NCAA
also swept the major PSAC
Western Division awards while boasting seven All-PSAC athletes and five NFHCA All-Americans.
In 2008, Landes
guided the Raiders to the national semifinals for the third time after earning the program's first-ever NCAA tournament victory at IUP.
The Raiders posted an 18-5 record, their best mark in three seasons, while having three players named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America teams.
300th career head coaching victory occurred on Sept. 24, 2006 with a 5-0 shutout over Mercyhurst.
She became the 19th coach in NCAA history among Divisions I, II and III to win 300 career games.
In 2005, Landes
was named the Dita/National Field Hockey Coaches Association
(NFHCA) Division II South Region Coach of the Year, PSAC
Coach of the Year and NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by womensfieldhockey.com after leading the Raiders to a then school-record 20 wins and SU
's first-and-only PSAC Championship.
In 2004, Landes
guided the Raiders to a 16-6 overall record and an 11-3 mark in the PSAC
advanced to the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships for the second consecutive season before losing to Indiana (Pa.), 2-0, in the quarterfinals.
The Raiders advanced to the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships for the first time in school history in 2003 but lost to eventual national champion Bloomsburg.
All of Landes'
squads have thrived academically.
Last season, 13 members of the field hockey team were selected to the NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad and 14 players earned 'Scholar Athlete' designation from the PSAC
has coached the South squad in the NFHCA North/South Division II Senior All Star Game three times.
also earned NFHCA South Region Coach of the Year honors in 1999.
Prior to joining the Raider athletics department, Landes was the head coach at Philadelphia Biblical University for 19 years.
Landes was also an associate professor and chair of the health and physical education department.
In 19 seasons at PBU
compiled an impressive record of 184-56-16 (.744).
teams won 14 Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
(PAIAW) championships in her
Landes also spent seven seasons (1999-2005) as the head women's lacrosse coach at Shippensburg
, totaling a career record of 40-53-2 overall and a mark of 24-36 in the PSAC
final season in 2005, the Raiders went 8-8 and advanced to the PSAC
Women's Lacrosse tournament for the second time in three seasons.
A former member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Squad, Landes was a defender for seven years on teams that toured Europe, South America, Rhodesia and South Africa before retiring from the squad in 1975.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from Lock Haven in 1970 and her master of arts in education from Beaver College in 1983.
A standout player at Lock Haven, Landes
was instrumental on a defense that allowed just 22 goals in four years, a span of 33 games, while posting 15 shutouts.
career with the Lady Eagles
, the team posted a record of 29-2-2.
was also a four-year letter winner in basketball and a two-year letter winner in lacrosse, a program that began her
After completing her undergraduate degree, Landes taught health and physical education while coaching field hockey and basketball in the East Pennsboro School District from 1970-75.
She then spent two years as the head women's basketball and tennis coach at Swarthmore College, also serving as an instructor in the physical education department.
For almost 20 years, Landes served as a field hockey umpire and a basketball official on both the high school and college level.
has also been active as a women's lacrosse referee and softball umpire while coaching at numerous summer field hockey camps.
is a native of Collegeville, Pennsylvania.