Pam Stuper is the Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey who will be in her twelfth season in the fall of 2016, after having served as an assistant for eight seasons. She is one of the most decorated players in US Field Hockey history, having won four national championships (three as a player at Old Dominion University and one as a coach at James Madison University), as well as being named a two-time All American. She was a member of the USA National Team for nine years winning a bronze medal at the 1994 World Cup. In 2004 she was named to the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame, the highest honor an American player can be accorded.
John Stuper has been the Head Coach of Yale Baseball for the past twenty-four years, guiding the Bulldogs to two Ivy Championships. Prior to that he enjoyed a successful career as a player in the Major Leagues. He is best known for his time as a St Louis Cardinal, as he helped that club win the World Championship in 1982. His complete game 4-hitter in the 6th game (a 13-1 win) enabled the Redbirds to reach the 7th game, where they triumphed over the Milwaukee Brewers and became baseball’s champs. Sports Illustrated dubbed his performance in that crucial 6th game as one of the top ten performances by a rookie in the history of post-season play.