Mike Pallister enters his second season as a volunteer assistant coach
with Princeton Field Hockey. Pallister joined the Princeton coaching staff in
2011 after three seasons with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Field
Hockey program where he was a graduate assistant whilst pursuing a Master of
In three seasons at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Pallister
helped guide the program to its first ever Little East Conference Championship
and an appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2010, repeating as conference
champions in 2011. Umass Dartmouth was 46-21 over that span and held a 27-6
record in Little East conference play. In addition to his role as a graduate assistant,
Pallister was a head coach with the Cape Ann Coalition club team and with
several Precision Field Hockey clinics.
Over the summer of 2012 Pallister was in Vancouver, Canada, working as a
coach with the largest club in North America, the West Vancouver Field Hockey
Club. Through the WVFHC he was also involved with the high performance ADANAC
program and assisted the Canadian U21 Junior National Team in their buildup for
a European tour and World Cup qualifying.
A native of Canberra, Australia, he represented the Australian Capital
Territory in the National Championships as a junior before playing in the Men's
State League One competition for St. Patrick's Hockey Club. Pallister completed
an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from the Australian National
University in 2004, before finishing an MBA at the University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth in 2010.