Sarah Lawless, who was a member of the football staff at Notre Dame from 2010-13, is in her third year as the Director of Football Operations at the University of Connecticut in 2016. In her role at UConn, Lawless assists head coach Bob Diaco in a number of duties including coordination of team travel, organizing preseason camp, budgeting and acting as a liaison to various constituencies.
Lawless spent the 2013 season as the coordinator of on-campus recruiting at Notre Dame. She organized all official and unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes, managed compliance and academic records for recruits, oversaw student workers and helped organize and direct gameday recruiting efforts.
Lawless worked for the football program as an operations assistant from 2010-12 while she attended graduate school at Notre Dame. She assisted with daily logistics, travel preparations plus organization and management of football summer camps.
Lawless earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. While an undergraduate, Lawless was a student manager all four years. She worked with the football team in her first three years at Notre Dame and was the senior manager for the women's basketball team in 2007-08.
She is a native of Morristown, N.J.