Agnes Scott Hires Karen Healy as Head Lacrosse Coach
Monday, September 10, 2012
Agnes Scott College Director of Athletics Joeleen Akin has announced the hiring of Karen Healy as the second coach to lead the Scotties’ lacrosse program. Agnes Scott’s lacrosse program was established in 2008 and began playing in 2009-2010 as a member of the USA South Conference.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Healy to the Agnes Scott family,” said Akin. “Healy will be charged with the task of reviving Agnes Scott’s lacrosse program which was started three years ago and I know she is the right person for this opportunity.”
Healy comes to Agnes Scott with extensive experience. Most recently, Healy served as the director of girls lacrosse for LB3 Lacrosse in Atlanta, where she was charged with developing budgets for new programs, recruiting players, hiring coaches, developing marketing plans and coordinating on field operations for all LB3 activities. Prior to that, Healy served as the head lacrosse coach at Bryant University in Rhode Island. While at Bryant, Healy helped the team successfully transition from NCAA Division II to Division I and led them to a second-place finish in the Northeast Conference in their second year of Division I play. Healy posted a 52-60 overall record during her seven seasons at Bryant College, including an 18-7 mark in against Northeast Conference schools.
Healy has also served as head lacrosse coach at Wagner College in N.Y. and an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts. In addition to coaching, Healy served as the assistant program director for MetroLacrosse Inc in Boston Mass. Through this non-profit organization, Healy introduced the sport of lacrosse to children in underserved communities throughout Boston by encouraging elementary school principles to introduce lacrosse as a P.E. class and by organizing summer camps.
“This is a very exciting challenge for me. Building a winning college lacrosse program is never an easy task, but I believe that with the quality of education offered at Agnes Scott and the wealth of talented women’s lacrosse players developing in the area we have a great formula for success. We will focus on recruiting local student-athletes and offering them a chance to get a great education while playing competitive collegiate lacrosse” said Healy.
Healy earned a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Syracuse University, where she also played varsity Lacrosse. As a player, Healy was an All Big East honoree and a two-time Division I second team All-American.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.