Coyne Hired To Lead Lacrosse Team

Tracy Coyne has been hired as the women’s lacrosse team’s new head coach.

Coyne has coached lacrosse for 29 years. During 15 years as the head coach at Notre Dame, she turned a club team into a Division I household name. She led the Irish to six NCAA tournaments and a Big East Conference Championship in 2006. She also led them to their first Final Four appearance that season.

Coyne also has been involved in lacrosse at the international level, serving as head coach of the Canadian National Team.

 “Coyne’s experience stands out. Her experience is a wealth of knowledge, a wealth of experience,” said Athletics Director Susan Robinson Fruchtl.

The team is excited about the new head coach.

“I think we will accomplish big things with her,” said senior midfielder Livia Baker. “I think this team really wants to learn and get better every day and I think Tracy is the person who can help us do so.” 

Coyne was named Big East Coach-of-the-Year in 2006 and 2008 and was named the IWLCA National Coach-of-the-Year in 2006. 

“I am excited for Tracy to bring a new perspective for us,” said senior defender Peyton Leconte. “We have been missing small pieces in certain areas that have cost us games, so this is our chance to bring it all together.”

Coyne is the seventh winningest coach in NCAA history with 287 wins.

“Tracy is focused on taking this program to what is next,” said Robinson Fruchtl. “This program has been on the cusp of getting into the playoffs and I think the student-athletes feel like they can get there.”