Dallastown field hockey coach Jeri Myers
Dallastown field hockey coach Jeri Myers (Daily Record/Sunday News -- File)
The milestone finally arrived Friday for the YAIAA's most successful field hockey coach.

With Dallastown's 2-0 victory at Kennard-Dale, Wildcats coach Jeri Myers earned her 400th career victory.

"A teacher friend of mine said, 'I don't know if I've done 400 of anything in my life,'" Myers said Wednesday night. "I've been gifted throughout the years with excellent teams and excellent players. It's icing on the cake, you could say."

It was another landmark accomplishment in a coaching career that has spanned 31 years. Dallastown traditionally has ranked among the top programs in the area in that time: It came into this season having won eight consecutive YAIAA Division I championships.

While the Wildcats have struggled at times to score goals this season, Friday's game provided a reprieve.

"It was definitely a relief," Myers said. "We're having a scoring problem this year. I know the seniors feel bad, they feel frustrated that we haven't been as successful as we wanted to be. It makes you feel good that they got to contribute to this."

Myers also earned her 400th against one of her former players. Andrea Walton, a 2004 graduate of Dallastown, is now Kennard-Dale's coach.

Myers, who teaches at Loganville and Leader Heights elementary schools, said she'd like to keep coaching, as well.

"As long as it stays fun, I'd like to continue doing it," she said. "I hope that it will be a couple more years, at least."

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