MSU will face No. 5 Penn State at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
MSU travels to Northwestern and Central Michigan this weekend.
Michigan State will face Michigan and Kent State in away contests.
MSU will face No. 16 Ohio State and Ohio this weekend.
The Spartans take on Indiana on Friday and Pacific on Monday.
Shawn Hindy joins the Spartans after serving as both the Athletic/Activities Director and head field hockey coach for Lehighton Area High School in Lehighton, PA.
Hindy coached Lehighton to a State Championship title in 2009, which was the first State Championship of any sport in the history of the school. He has won four district championships, four league championships and advanced to the state playoffs all five years as a head coach. Hindy has compiled a 110-12-1 record in his coaching tenure, including a perfect 26-0 in 2009. In four years, the coach sent 25 players to play NCAA field hockey around the nation. In 2010, Hindy was named the NFHCA Mideast (Pennsylvania) Coach of the Year.
From 2007-2010, Hindy was the head coach of the United States Women's Indoor National Field Hockey Team. In November of 2008, he led his squad to a Silver Medal at the Pan-American Cup Indoor Tournament in Argentina. Hindy also has experience at the collegiate level, when he served as an assistant field hockey coach at Radford University in Virginia from 2004-2006. While at Radford, Hindy worked towards receiving his MBA.
Hindy played for the United States Men's National Field Hockey Team from 1995-2007. He served as captain from 2001-04 and has played in more than 60 international matches for the United States. Since 2002, he has been a member of the United State's Men's National Indoor Field Hockey Team and recently returned from playing in the Indoor World Cup in Poznan, Poland.
Hindy has also served as the CEO of First Class Field Hockey, which organizes high school-aged athletes into teams to compete in indoor and outdoor tournaments and prepare them to play at a higher level. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Services with a minor in Spanish from San Diego State University in May of 2004.