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Tamara Durante
Tamara  Durante

Assistant Coach



Dates Set for Field Hockey Spring Clinics

Boys and Girls ages 10-18 are encouraged to participate.


Field Hockey Signs Four to National Letters of Intent

Head coach Helen Knull has announced that it will welcome five freshmen to the 2016 roster.


Spartans Travel to New York City to Face Quinnipiac, Columbia

Michigan State will travel to New York City to face Quinnipiac in a neutral site game on Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and Columbia on Sunday, Sept. 13 at noon


Field Hockey Set for Pair of Weekend Games

Michigan State will host a pair of weekend games in East Lansing, welcoming Old Dominion on Friday, Sept. 4 and Kent State on Sunday, Sept. 6. Both games will be played at Ralph Young Field.


Michigan State Field Hockey Kicks Off 2015 Season

Michigan State kicks off 2015 season at CMU; home against Delaware

Tamara Durante comes to MSU after ten seasons at Yale University. Serving as an assistant coach from 2005 to 2010, Durante was promoted to associate head coach in 2010, spearheading recruiting efforts while working mainly with goalkeepers and forwards.

At Yale, Durante tutored five All-Ivy League goalkeeper selections while helping the Bulldogs increase their season goal totals for six straight years, including a school-record 69 goals in 2011 en route to earning a share of the Ivy League title.

In addition to her work at Yale, Durante also is involved with the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). She won a gold medal as an assistant coach for the Under-21 U.S. team at the Junior Pan American Games in October of 2008. Durante has coached in the Futures Program since 2002 and served as the Great Lakes Regional Futures Director from 2003-05. She has selected athletes for various USFHA programs, including the Under-16 national team and Futures Elite. Durante coached at the Junior Olympics from 2006-2008 and 2010-2013, winning a gold medal in 2012. Most recently, Durante served as an assistant coach for the USA Under-19 National Team in Belgium.

Prior to Yale, Durante worked as a head coach for Quebec Field Hockey and as a video technician for Field Hockey Canada before transitioning to an assistant field hockey coach at Ohio University in 2001.

A native of Lachine, Quebec, Durante is a 2000 graduate of the University of Alberta and was a five-year starter for the field hockey team there. She helped the Pandas to a silver medal in the CIAU Championship in 1997 and bronze medals in 1996 and 1999.

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