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Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College Athletics
9601 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
Division 2 Pennsylvania Northeast
Private Small National competitor

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Patrice Coleman

Patrice Coleman was named as the Head Coach of the Chestnut Hill College Women's Lacrosse program in August of 2022, becoming the school's 17th head coach in the 62-year history of the program which dates back to the 1960-61 season.


Coleman joins Chestnut Hill after a successful four-year stint as the Assistant Women's Lacrosse coach at Washington College, an NCAA Division III school located in Chestertown, Maryland. Washington College went 27-22 during Coleman's four years as an assistant, qualifying for the Centennial Conference Tournament twice.


Previously, serving as an assistant coach at Widener University. In her one season at Widener, she helped the Pride reach the MAC Commonwealth Tournament for the first time in six years, achieve their first-ever postseason victory and advance to the semifinal round of the MAC Commonwealth Tournament. Offensively, the Pride increased their scoring 11.94 goals per game in 2018 to 14.78 scores a contest in 2019 under her tutelage.


Coleman was a four-year player at Division II Bloomsburg where she was a part of the 2012 team that won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship (PSAC) and reached the PSAC Tournament every year. In her four seasons with the Huskies (2012-15), she played in 66 games where she totaled 39 goals, 20 assists, 59 points, 51 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers as an attacker.


Following her playing career for Bloomsburg, she served as both a volunteer assistant and an assistant intern while completing her undergraduate studies in 2016 and then served for two years as a graduate assistant for the Huskies. In charge of the offense, Bloomsburg improved on offense in all three seasons she was on the coaching staff, going from 9.33 goals per game in 2016 to 10.5 goals per contest in 2017 to 12.11 scores per outing in 2018. She also assisted in organizing and planning the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship as the semifinals and championship game were hosted by Bloomsburg University.


Coleman has also coached on the club level as she is currently serving as the Youth Program Director and head coach for the NXT Lacrosse Club in Conshohocken. She has been involved with multiple clubs with the suburban Philadelphia area including Dynamite Lacrosse Club and Ultimate Lacrosse Club. She has also been serving on the Annual Planning Committee for the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association since 2020.


Coleman earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg in 2016 and her M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Bloomsburg in 2018.

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