September 30, 2013

Coleman named assistant women's lacrosse coach

Denison first-year head women's lacrosse coach Amanda Daniels has announced the hiring of Maddie Coleman as the new assistant women's lacrosse coach.  Coleman comes to Granville from Glenalmond College in Perth, Scotland where she spent the last year as a girls lacrosse coach and sports assistant after a four-year playing career at the perennial powerhouse Gettysburg College.

During her time at Glenalmond, Coleman was responsible for coaching lacrosse throughout the fall and winter terms, while also working for the athletic department.  Her responsibilities included preparing practice and travel plans, and teaching physical education classes. In addition, Coleman was the assistant lacrosse coach for the U19 Scotland National team while touring in Canada during the 2013 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup.

"I am extremely excited to have Maddie Coleman join our staff," said Daniels. "She was not only a great player at Gettysburg, but she has a real passion for the game and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program.  Her work ethic and ability to lead will provide a great role model for our players."

While at Gettysburg, Coleman started 37 of 40 games in goal over her final two seasons with the Bullets. In 2011, she finished 4th in the nation with a .534 save percentage and 10th in goals-against average.   The following year, Coleman's .534 save percentage ranked 10th in the country, while her GAA was 11th-best in Division III.  She was a two-time first-team Centennial Conference selection and a two-time All-Metro Region honoree.  As a tri-captain in 2012, Coleman earned IWCLA All-American status after helping the Bullets capture the Centennial Conference Championship.  Coleman was the starting goalie on Gettysburg's first Division III Women's Lacrosse National Championship team in 2011. She was also named to the NCAA All-tournament Team that year.

"I am very grateful to Amanda Daniels for this opportunity, and I'm extremely excited to join the Big Red Women's lacrosse program and the Denison Community," said Coleman. "I look forward to working with the program to help it grow and succeed at the conference and national levels."

A native of Lexington, Va., Coleman graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelor of arts in political science and minor in health science.