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Angela McMahon
Head Coach
First Season
Northwestern '04

 

Angela McMahon was named head coach of the University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team by Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway Wednesday, July 9, 2008. McMahon comes to UConn after most recently serving as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts for the last two seasons.

"We are extremely pleased to have Angela leading the UConn women's lacrosse program," said Hathaway. "Her experience both as a head coach and assistant coach combined with her participation as a student-athlete at Northwestern University brings a wealth of knowledge about the sport to our University. Angela is committed to academic success, the development of student-athletes and the overall enhancement of our lacrosse program."

At UMass, McMahon was responsible for many of the day-to-day coaching and practice decisions along with organizing the Minutewomen's recruiting efforts, alumnae relations and scouting and working primarily with the attacks on offense. She played a crucial role in guiding UMass to the 2008 Atlantic-10 finals for the first time in five seasons, helping her earn a spot at the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy in December 2008.

"I am thrilled about the opportunity to join the UConn Family," McMahon said. "I would like to thank Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway and Senior Associate Athletic Director Dino Mattessich for their support throughout this process. I am very proud and excited to begin the next phase of my career at one of the top universities in the Northeast."

In addition to her coaching responsibilities with the Minutewomen, McMahon established and coordinated a partnership between the Atlantic-10 Conference and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a charitable organization created to raising public awareness regarding pediatric brain tumors. She also directed all UMass camps, clinics and local tournaments.

Prior to her stint at UMass, McMahon served as head coach of Bentley's women's lacrosse program during the 2006 season. While there, she guided the NCAA Division II Falcons to a 7-8 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the Northeast 10 Conference. At Bentley, she also served as a member of the Division II North Regional Lacrosse Committee.

A native of Weston, Mass., McMahon began her collegiate lacrosse career at UMass before transferring to Northwestern in 2001 to help rebuild a program that had been dormant for the previous 11 years. She spent three seasons with the Wildcats as an attack where she finished her career with 44 goals and 23 assists.

She was a two-time tri-captain of the squad that advanced to the 2004 NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since the program reclaimed varsity status in 2002 and helped lay the foundation for each of Northwestern's four consecutive national titles. In her senior season, she earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, American Lacrosse Conference Academic Honors and the Northwestern Scholastic Achievement Award.

Since 2002, McMahon has also worked for as a counselor and administrator at a variety of lacrosse camps. During that time, she has instructed campers of all skill levels and helped with the organizational camp operations. In addition, she is the founder and CEO of Destination: Hawaii, a summer training trip to Hawaii for girls lacrosse players.

McMahon graduated from Northwestern in 2004 with a degree in communication studies.
 


 

   


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