Emily Girasole enters her third year as Earlham College's head field hockey coach in 2019.
Girasole's first season at the helm of Earlham Field Hockey was highlighted by the program's 6-10 record, matching the program's best win total over the last nine season. The Quakers' five wins in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) marked the most conference victories for Earlham in over three decades, and two Earlham players - senior Megan Hut and junior Maite Turlings - were National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region selections.
In her second season at the helm of Earlham field hockey, Girasole led the Quakers to an 8-11 overall record, 4-10 in the NCAC. Highlighting the season's accomplishments were a pair of benchmark victories over Wittenberg and DePauw - Earlham's first wins over those two teams in nearly 25 years. Turlings was a repeat selection to the NFHCA All-Region team, and was joined on the squad by Sofia Salvatore. Both Turlings and Girasole represented Earlham at the NFHCA Senior All-Star game at the end of the season.
Girasole came to Earlham from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) where she was an assistant field hockey coach since 2016. She served as the program's recruiting coordinator for student-athletes both nationally and internationally. Girasole managed all camps and clinics for UC Davis as well as maintained the program's recruiting and compliance database.
While being an assistant field hockey coach at UC Davis, Girasole was USA Field Hockey site director in Davis, Calif., and served as the USA Regional Futures Tournament selector in May of 2017. She also worked with the San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club has the head coach for the U14 and U12 teams.
Before moving to California, Girasole spent three seasons as an assistant field hockey coach at her alma mater, Central Michigan University. She aided the head coach in all aspects of the program including managing team travel, advising student-athletes on athletic and academic progress, and formulating practice plans. The Chippewas won the 2014 Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season title with the help from Girasole.
A four-year member of the field hockey team and a 2014 graduate of Central Michigan, Girasole was a team captain as a senior while garnering Academic All-MAC honors three times. She was also a National Honor Society member from 2009-13.
Girasole, who also earned a master's degrees from CMU, resides in Dayton, Ohio.
Updated: August 13, 2019