Shannon Hertz will be entering her fifth season as head coach of the women's lacrosse team in the spring of 2019. In her first four seasons with the Huskies, Hertz has guided the program to a 31-34 overall record and two PSAC postseason berths. She ranks fourth on the program's all-time career victories list and has led Bloomsburg to consecutive winning seasons in 2017 and 2018.
Last year, the Huskies finished 10-8 and advanced to the PSAC tournament for the first time since 2015. The 10 victories marked the most by the program since the 2013 season and included a pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents Millersville and Lock Haven. Three players - Angela DiPasquale, Tiffany Diachynsky, and Abby Nocito - earned All-PSAC honors.
In 2017, Hertz posted her first winning season after guiding the Huskies to a 9-7 record. Brigid Kyne, Julia Stauffer, and DiPasquale earned All-PSAC accolades with Kyne earning a nod for the fourth consecutive year. Kyne departed tied for ninth in career goals (136), tied for ninth in career assists (46), and tied for seventh in career points (182).
In her first season with the Huskies, Hertz led Bloomsburg to an 8-8 record and a berth in the PSAC playoffs. Two players, Julie Falk and Brigid Kyne, both earned All-PSAC honors. Among the team's eight wins was a road victory over 13th-ranked West Chester.
She came to Bloomsburg after three seasons as an assistant coach at Catholic University of America. Previously she spent two seasons as an assistant at her alma mater, Lock Haven University. In her three years at CUA, Hertz helped lead the Cardinals to 36 victories, two Landmark Conference championships, two NCAA Tournament appearances and a spot in the 2012 NCAA Regional Final. While coaching at Lock Haven, Hertz was named the 2009 IWLCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year. She helped lead the Bald Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2009 NCAA Tournament and a semifinal appearance in 2010 as they won back-to-back conference titles.
During her undergrad days, Hertz served as captain of the Lock Haven women’s lacrosse team for three years. She was a three-time All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) selection, including First-Team accolades in 2004-05.
In addition to playing lacrosse, Hertz was a member of the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC).
Hertz attended Boyertown High School (Pa.) where she was the captain on the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams. She then graduated from Lock Haven in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management.
Hertz and her husband, Matthew, reside in Bloomsburg with their two sons, Jackson and Jayden.