Maddie Coleman enters her sixth season as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Denison in 2019.
In Coleman's first five seasons at Denison, she helped lead the Big Red to five-straight North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championships. Denison has also advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in all five seasons and from 2016-18, DU won the NCAC regular season title. Denison has won 29-straight regular-season conference games dating back to the 2015 season.
Most recently, Coleman assisted the Big Red to a 17-3 record in 2018, reaching their fourth Sweet 16 in program history. Setting seven new team records in 2018, Denison's Leah Israel and Jane Goodspeed were also selected to the IWLCA All-American team, marking 28 All-Americans in school history.
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. Coleman’s 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.