Eleanor Cowley Mitchell has been named the new field hockey coach at Sacred Heart Academy, the school announced Monday.
Mitchell replaces Liz Lewis, who stepped down in October after posting a 258-21-7 record and winning five state championships in 11 seasons.
Mitchell is a 2004 graduate of Sacred Heart and went on to play at Davidson College, where she was the team captain as a junior and senior. She coached in the Futures National Program in Charlotte, N.C., from 2006-08 before joining the Sacred Heart staff in 2008.
“She is a tremendous leader and teacher of the game,” Sacred Heart athletic director Donna Moir said. “We could not ask for a better coach or role model for our student-athletes.”