Tracey Short
Tracey Short
Title: Director of Athletics
Phone: 302-736-2541
Previous College: Salisbury '90, Wesley M'02

Tracey Short enters her 26th season as the head coach of the Wesley College field hockey team in 2020-21. Short took over as the Director of Athletics in August 2018 after a short stint as the Interim Athletic Director in the Summer of 2018. Previously, Short was the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and the Senior Woman Administrator for the department. She has also taught as an adjunct professor in the kinesiology department at Wesley since 1997.

Honors / Accomplishments as head coach

  • 283 wins, 12th most among active coaches
  • 121 conference wins (.617 winning percentage)
  • Four undefeated conference seasons
  • 17 seasons with an overall record of .500 or better
  • Four-time conference Coach of the Year (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004)
  • Three conference championships (2001, 2003, 2004)
  • Three NCAA Tournament appearances (2001, 2003, 2004)
  • 18 conference tournament appearances
  • Seven ECAC playoff appearances
  • Four All-American honors
    • Brooke Tadlock, 2010 (, NFHCA)
    • Madison Leone, 2012, 2013
  • One National Rookie Team (Madison Leone, 2010)
  • Three Conference Players of the Year
    • Nicky Benton, 1999
    • Madison Leone, 2012, 2013
  • 18 All-Region awards
    • Nicky Benton, 1999
    • Wendy Smith, 2001
    • Kim Smith, 2001
    • Staci Maris, 2001
    • Laurie Catalino, 2002
    • Lindsay Williams, 2003, 2005
    • Stefany Tiberi, 2004
    • Amanda Neff, 2005
    • Danielle Vincent, 2006, 2007
    • Taryn Neeman, 2007
    • Brooke Tadlock, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • Madison Leone, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Three All-ECAC athletes
    • Madison Leone, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 77 All-Conference honorees
  • 102 NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • 119 Academic All-CAC honorees
  • Seven ECAC Honor Roll student-athletes

Notable Games as head coach

  • Oct. 27, 2001: 1-0 win in the PAC Championship over Eastern to seal Wesley’s first NCAA berth
  • Nov. 6, 2004: 2-0 victory in the PAC final vs. Alvernia for the second consecutive PAC Championship
  • Sept. 10, 2005: With a 3-2 win over Gwynedd Mercy, Wesley set a program record with 24 consecutive conference wins
  • Nov. 1, 2012: Penalty shootout win in the CAC semifinals over No. 2 Salisbury
  • Sept. 30, 2015: 250th win as head coach with a 3-0 victory over Drew

Playing Career

Short participated in field hockey and softball at Salisbury University. During her collegiate career in softball, she was a captain and the team participated in three NCAA tournaments. The field hockey team made the NCAA tournament in each of her four seasons. During her sophomore year, her field hockey team won the 1986 NCAA National Championship to cap off an undefeated season. The following year, Salisbury returned to the NCAA Final Four and finished third in the nation. Her senior year, the team returned to the NCAA Final Four and finished third in the nation for the second consecutive year.

In field hockey, Short was a two-time All-Region selection and an All-American First Team honoree in 1988 as a goalkeeper. She tallied 21 career shutouts and 322 saves. She was also named team MVP in 1988.

Short was inducted into the Salisbury Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

Prior to Wesley

After graduation, Short spent two years as an assistant field hockey coach at Salisbury. She also served one year as an assistant on the women’s lacrosse staff with the Sea Gulls. In 1991, she was the head softball coach at Snow Hill High School in Snow Hill, Md. The following year, Short returned to her alma mater, North Dorchester High School in Hurlock, Md. and helped guide the Eagles to their first playoff appearance since 1985.

Prior to joining the Wesley athletic department, Short taught physical education at Worcester County Day School in Berlin, Md. At Worcester Day School, she coached field hockey, basketball and girls lacrosse.


Short is a 1990 graduate of Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a K-12 certification. She later earned her Master of Education degree from Wesley in 2002.

During her time at Wesley, she has been involved with three NCAA committees - Regional Ranking Committees for field hockey and softball, and Chair of the All-American Committee for field hockey. She has also chaired the ECAC selection committee, responsible for selecting the teams to participate in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship.