David Williamson enters his fourth season on the Princeton sidelines in 2016. He will serve as the Tigers' goalkeeping coach, while assisting head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn on all facets of the program.
In his first season in Orange & Black, he helped lead Princeton to a 14-5 overall record (7-0 Ivy) and ninth consecutive conference title. Defeating Penn State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers fell to then-No. 1 Maryland in the national quarterfinals. In 2014, Princeton captured a 10th-straight Ivy title, defeating Monmouth in an NCAA play-in game before falling to Maryland in first round action. Last season, the field hockey team went to the NCAA Quarterfinals and went unbeaten in Ivy League play. The 2015 campaign saw the Tigers win their 11th straight Ivy League title, going unbeaten in conference play. Princeton advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals after avenging an earlier season loss to Maryland in the first round, 3-1. The Tigers Princeton had seven players named to All-Ivy League teams including goalie Anya Gersoff, who was honorable mention All-Ivy League.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Ulster, Williamson has extensive experience coaching both stateside and internationally. Serving as an assistant coach at Monmouth from 2008-12, he helped the team earn votes in the NFHCA poll for the first time in program history. Prior to Monmouth, he was an assistant at Kent State (2002-05), where the team won two regular season conference championships, a conference tournament, made an NCAA tournament appearance and earned its highest program ranking at No. 7.
Williamson has also worked with the Irish Hockey and U.S. Field Hockey associations, along with serving as the goalkeeping coach for numerous club and academy teams.
Boasting a successful playing resume, Williamson was the Newry Olympic Hocky Club Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. Winning a national title in 2005 and 2006 with Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, he most recently captured the Lenister League title in 2013 with Pembroke Wanders Hockey Club.