Angela McMahon returns to Connecticut for her second season on the sidelines as the head coach of the Huskies. Prior to leading the team in the 2008 season, McMahon spent the previous two years at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.
In 2009, McMahon led UConn to a 3-13 record, including a pair of BIG EAST victories, a feat the program had not achieved since the Huskies garnered a 3-2 record in the 2005 season. In her first season as a collegiate head coach, McMahon led the Huskies to wins over Cincinnati and Louisville at home as well as a Senior Night victory over Holy Cross.
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. She worked 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.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities with the Minutewomen, McMahon established and coordinated a partnership between the A-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 on 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 build 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 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. She married Justin Serpone in the summer of 2009 and resides in Longmeadow, Mass. Serpone is the head coach of men's soccer at Amherst College.