Marvin Bam
Marvin Bam
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: marvin_bam@fas.harvard.edu
Experience: First Season

Head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden announced the hiring of Marvin Bam as an assistant coach in February of 2016.

Bam brings over 20 years of experience as a player and a coach to Cambridge. He has served as an assistant coach at Millersville for each of the last two seasons, guiding the Marauders to a 38-6 record during that span, as well as two NCAA quarterfinal appearances and an NCAA Division II national championship in 2014. Millersville players were honored with nine All-America honors in that span. Prior to his stint at Millersville, Bam served as an assistant coach and technical director at Maryland 2012-13. On an international level, he has been an assistant coach for the USA Field Hockey Junior National U19 team since July. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Cheltenham Ladies College in England for four years. On a club level, Bam is the master coach and co-founder of K16 Field Hockey. He is a certified Level 2 coach in the United States and United Kingdom.

As a player, Bam earned 98 international caps, competing in over 30 international tournaments. A native of South Africa, Bam represented his home country in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, the African Cup Championship and the Commonwealth Games. He has also played on various club teams in South Africa and in the United Kingdom.