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Denison University

Denison University Athletics Dept
100 Livingston Dr. Granville, OH 43023
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
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Amanda Daniels

Amanda Daniels returns for her seventh season at Denison in 2020.


Few coaches have had a better start to their careers than Daniels. In six years as the Big Red head coach, she has guided Denison to six-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, four North Coast Athletic Conference championships and six NCAC Tournament titles. Denison will take a 37-game regular season conference winning streak into the 2020 season. That streak dates back to the 2015 season.


Daniels has compiled an impressive record of 85-30 (.739) while going 44-4 (.917) in NCAC contests. She was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 2016 and was also named the IWLCA West Region Coach of the Year that season.


In 2019, Daniels and the Big Red rolled through the NCAC with another percent 8-0 record. The team finished the year with a 16-5 record while facing one of the most difficult schedules in school history. Four of Denison's five losses came against nationally-ranked opponents and on March 22, the Big Red defeated No. 23 Rowan, 16-15 in overtime. In the postseason awards, Jane Goodspeed was named to the IWLCA All-American team for the second time while repeating at the NCAC's Defensive Player of the Year. First-year Casey McTague was named the NCAC's Newcomer of the Year. Denison qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 21st time and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth time.


In five years at Morrisville State (N.Y.), Daniels posted a 41-41 record while leading the Mustangs to the program’s first North Eastern Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championship in 2012. That season she was named the NEAC Coach of the Year after her squad posted a program-best 13-6 record after going 9-0 in conference play.


Prior to her head coaching stint at Morrisville State, Daniels spent one year as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach and assistant women’s soccer coach at Hamilton College (N.Y.). While at Hamilton, Daniels helped guide the women’s lacrosse team to a 21-1 record and the program’s first NCAA Division III Championship in 2008. As a member of the women’s soccer coaching staff at Hamilton in 2007, that team would go on to post a 16-2-2 record while advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals.


A 2003 graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., Daniels was a four-time first-team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection in women’s lacrosse. She was a part of two MAAC Tournament championship teams and two NCAA Division I Tournament teams in 2002 and 2003. She served as a team captain in 2003 and left Le Moyne with 190 career points. Daniels was also a four-year member of the women’s soccer team at Le Moyne where she led the Dolphins in scoring as a senior.


After graduating Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in English and communication, Daniels would go on to receive a masters’ degree in New Media from Syracuse University’s esteemed SI Newhouse School of Communications in 2004. While attending graduate school, Daniels spent one season as a part-time assistant coach at Le Moyne.


Following graduate school, Daniels would spend one year as the head lacrosse coach at Uppingham School in Rutland, England. After returning to the United States in the fall of 2005, Daniels accepted a position with Windstar Studios as an account executive, video editor, and scriptwriter. In 2007 Daniels made her return to coaching at Hamilton.

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Maddie Coleman

Maddie Coleman enters her seventh season as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Denison in 2019 and her first season as Associate Head Coach.


In six seasons at Denison, she helped lead the Big Red to six-straight North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championships. Denison has also advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in all six seasons and from 2016-19, DU won the NCAC regular season title. Denison has won 37-straight regular-season conference games dating back to the 2015 season.


Prior to the 2019 season, Coleman was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association Assistant Coach of the Year for Division III Women's Lacrosse.


In 2019, Coleman and the Big Red rolled through the NCAC with another percent 8-0 record. The team finished the year with a 16-5 record while facing one of the most difficult schedules in school history. Four of Denison's five losses came against nationally ranked opponents and on March 22, the Big Red defeated No. 23 Rowan, 16-15 in overtime. In the postseason awards, Jane Goodspeed was named to the IWLCA All-American team for the second time while repeating at the NCAC's Defensive Player of the Year. First-year Casey McTague was named the NCAC's Newcomer of the Year. Denison qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 21st time and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth time.


In 2018, Coleman assisted the Big Red to a 17-3 record, reaching their fourth Sweet 16 in program history. Setting seven new team records in 2018, Denison's Leah Israel and Jane Goodspeed were named to the IWLCA All-American team.


In 2017, the Big Red went 15-4, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior Claire Ludlow was named to the IWLCA All-American team for the second time in her career.


Coleman is involved in all aspects of the program on and off the field. Her primary concentration on the field is defense and goalie coordination. In the office, Coleman has responsibilities in overall program management including recruiting, team travel planning, and practice and game strategies. She is involved in many college lacrosse camps as well as coaching for a Club Team.


Coleman came to Granville from Glenalmond College in Perth, Scotland where she was the girls' lacrosse coach and sports assistant after a four-year playing career at the perennial powerhouse Gettysburg College.


During her time at Glenalmond, Coleman was responsible for coaching lacrosse, while also working for the athletic department, and teaching physical education classes. In addition, Coleman was the assistant lacrosse coach for the U19 Scotland National team while touring in Canada during the 2013 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Cup.


While at Gettysburg, Coleman earned IWCLA All-American status in 2012 and was the starting goalie on Gettysburg's first Division III Women's Lacrosse National Championship team in 2011. In 2011, she finished 4th in the nation with a .534 save percentage and 10th in goals-against average. The following year, Coleman's .534 save percentage ranked 10th in the country, while her GAA was 11th-best in Division III. She was a two-time first-team Centennial Conference selection and a two-time All-Metro Region honoree. As a captain in 2012, she helped the Bullets capture the Centennial Conference Championship. In 2011 Coleman was named to the NCAA All-tournament Team.


In fall of 2017, Coleman taught a Lifetime Fitness class at DU. Also at DU, Coleman serves as a residence life advocate. A native of Lexington, Va., Coleman earned a Master of Education in Sport Leadership degree in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Health Science in 2012 from Gettysburg College

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