Taylor, Director of Athletics
Sharon E. Taylor is serving in her 17th
year as director of athletics at Lock Haven
University of Pennsylvania.
She was appointed to the position in
1988 after serving as the interim director
in 1987-88. Taylor is responsible for coordinating and directing LHU’s
18 intercollegiate sports.
The majority of Bald Eagle and Lady
Eagle teams compete at the Division II
level, with the exception of the Bald Eagle
wrestling squad, which competes at the
Division I level. In both 2001 and
2002, the Lock Haven athletics program captured
the PSAC's Dixon Trophy, awarded to the most
successful all-around athletics program in
the 14-member conference.
The former head
women’s field hockey coach at LHU, Taylor
earned an impressive 333-96-27 record at the
helm of the Lady Eagles from 1973-95, making
her the winningest coach in Lock Haven
Only the second field hockey coach in
LHU’s first 50 years of the sport, Taylor
guided the Haven to six national
championships (one AIAW and five NCAA),
seven Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
titles and seven additional national
championship or semi-final appearances. In 1995, in her final season as head coach, Taylor led the
Lady Eagles to a perfect 21-0 record and her
final PSAC and NCAA Division II crowns.
In addition, her 1979 lacrosse team
won the first Division II national
championship sponsored by the United States
Women’s Lacrosse Association.
Taylor is the current president of the
United States Field Hockey Association,
serving in that position since January, 2001.
Since 1987, she had been the association's representative to the U.S.
Olympic Committee Board of Directors and a
member of the Executive Committee of the
She is the former president of the
National Association of Collegiate Women
Athletic Administrators, has served in the
past as president of the Eastern College
Athletic Conference, the Eastern Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and
as vice president for Division III of the
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics
Additional administrative experiences
include terms as president and vice
president of the College Field Hockey
Coaches Association, a member of the NCAA
Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey
Committees, a U.S. Delegate to the
International Federation of Women’s Hockey
Associations and as a consultant to the
President’s Commission on Olympic Sport.
She continues to serve on numerous
committees in the NCAA and U.S. Olympic
Taylor’s many contributions to the field
of athletics, she is responsible for having
conceived and initiated the idea for a
collegiate championship in field hockey.
Working first within the USFHA and
later in conjunction with the AIAW, she
guided the origination and development of
the championship, which was the forerunner
of today’s NCAA’s Championship.
Taylor is a
graduate of Lock Haven State College and
earned her master’s degree at the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She is an assistant professor in the
College of Education and Human Services and
has served as an associate athletic director
Taylor has been
honored as the National Administrator of the
Year by the NACWAA (1988), with Josten’s
Female Administrator of the Year Award by
the ECAC (1997), the National Association
for Girls and Women in Sport Pathfinder
Award (1996) and the HERitatge Award of the
Pennsylvania State Association of Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
She was named field hockey “coach
of the year” in Division II of the NCAA in
1993, 1994 and 1995, and by the PSAC in
1989, 1992, 1994 and 1995.
In 1991, Taylor was inducted into the
Clinton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania
Sports Hall of Fame, In 1988, she received
the prestigious Katherine Ley Award,
presented by the ECAC, for outstanding
contributions to women’s athletics.
Campbell, Associate Director of Athletics
Peter Campbell begins his third full year as
an administrative staff member in the Lock
Haven Department of Athletics and his second
year as the Associate Director of Athletics
after one and a half years as the Assistant
Athletics Director. Prior to his
administrative position, he was the Lock Haven
women's soccer coach from
Campbell first joined the LHU community in
July of 1999 after a successful two-year stint at Baldwin-Wallace College as the head men's soccer coach. There he built a 21-14-3 record, including a 12-7-1 ledger in 1998 which set a school record for wins in a season.
As the head coach at Lock
Haven, Campbell led the Lady Eagles to the
program's first ever NCAA Division II
national tournament appearance in 1999 and
returned again in the 2000 season. He
guided the team to its first-ever
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
title, also in 1999, and defended that title
in the 2000 campaign. Overall, his
teams recorded a 31-6-4 mark in his two
seasons at the helm. Twice the PSAC
and Northeast Region Coach of the Year,
Campbell helped guide three Lady Eagle
players to All-America status as well as 10
selections to both the All-Northeast Region
and All-PSAC squads.
His coaching experience extends beyond the collegiate level as well. In addition to coaching at numerous camps and clinics, Campbell spent two years as the head coach of the Ohio North State Olympic Development Program team from 1997-99.
Campbell also had a successful playing
career in soccer, both on the collegiate level and professionally. In college, he was a four-year starter for the Gannon University Golden Knights from 1987-1990, helping to lead his squad to two NCAA Division II Final Four appearances in 1989 and 1990.
Other playing experience includes stints with the Northern Ireland Youth National Team, as well as a standout professional career, playing for the Larne Football Club in the Irish League and St. Catherine's Roma Club in the Canadian National Soccer League. While Campbell was with St. Catherine's, the squad won the Ontario Cup and the Canadian Cup.
Adding to his knowledge and contributions to the sport, Campbell has his USSF "B" License and has also earned his NSCAA National Coaching Certificate.
In addition to his soccer duties, Campbell understands the value of education, having obtained his law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1995.