BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Moravian College has added two new assistant coaches to the athletic staff. Deb Schlosser will be assisting with volleyball program while Natasha Tukeva will help out with the field hockey program.
Schlosser brings a wealth of experience to the volleyball program. She is the current head coach for the boys' volleyball team at Emmaus High School, head coach and club director of the Club Lehigh Boys Volleyball (USAV) program, head coach for Court Authority Girls Volleyball (USAV) and a camp clinician / private coach for East Penn Volleyball.
She also served as the head coach of the women's volleyball team at Lehigh Carbon Community College (2006-11) and the men's volleyball team at LCCC (2006-10). Schlosser was a boys and girls high performance evaluator for USA Volleyball (2004-07), IMPACT clinician for USA Volleyball (2005-07), and the head coach and program coordinator at LMYA and UMYA.
During Schlosser's career, she has held two board positions. Most recently, she was a northeast boy's council rep for the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (2008-12). She also was a marketing chairperson and board member for the Keystone Region Volleyball Association (2003-08). Schlosser holds a CAP II, NYSCA, IMPACT, and USAV Provisional Scorekeeper certifications.
Schlosser earned her bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and her master's degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 2005.
Tukeva will be assisting the field hockey team this year. She is a 2012 graduate from Rider University with a degree in entrepreneurial studies and a minor in biology.
She was a four-year member of the Rider field hockey team, where she helped them win two Northeast Conference championships. Tukeva was a part of a defense that ranked number one in the nation in goals against average and was named to the Northeast Conference All-Tournament team in 2011. She was also a four-time NFHCA Academic Honor Roll honoree.
Tukeva was a 2008 graduate of Freedom High School and a four-year letter winner in field hockey during her time there. She was Female Athlete of the Year and earned team MVP honors to go with a First Team Division All-Star selection.