Head Coach Brooke Kerschbaumer '91
Assistant Coach Betsy Gorse
Betsy Gorse joined Shady Side Academy in 1988 as a Certified Athletic Trainer, physical education teacher and Varsity field hockey coach. For nine seasons she led the Varsity team, initially members of the (now defunct) ISGAL. In 1993, the field hockey team was one of the first SSA teams to join the WPIAL and they won the WPIAL title that first season. Gorse coached four WPIAL championship field hockey teams (1993-1996) before joining the SSA Middle School in its first year of co-education (1997).
She teaches health and physical education and is the field hockey and swim coach and athletic director at the Middle School. Coach Gorse is married to Keith, a professor at Duquesne University and has two children, both SSA alums: Erin (2012) and Tyler (2016).