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East Carolina University

East Carolina University Athletics
Ward Sports Medicine Bldg Greenville, NC 27858
Division 1 North Carolina Southeast
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Brittany Dipper

Brittany Dipper was named head coach of the East Carolina lacrosse program on July 21, 2023.


In Dipper's first season at the helm for the Pirates, the team compiled a 4-12 final record while breaking numerous records along the way, including the program's single-season ground ball record and many individual career marks. Dipper helped guide three players to All-Conference recognition with Caroline Kimel taking First-Team honors and Ellie Bromley and Alexandra Giacolone taking Second-Team accolades. Throughout the season, individuals were also named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll on eight occasions.


Dipper came to Greenville after one season as an assistant coach at the University of Virginia under legendary coach Julie Myers. The Cavaliers posted an 11-7 overall record (6-3 conference) in 2023 and advance to the NCAA tournament.


Prior to Virginia, Dipper spent three seasons at Boston University including serving as the Associate Head Coach for the 2022 season. At BU, working primarily with the team's defense, Dipper helped the Terriers to their best season since 2011 with an 11-7 record in 2019 - including a 6-3 mark in Patriot League games.


Dipper has North Carolina ties as she spent four seasons at Elon, aiding the Phoenix to a 35-33 record while also working her way to the associate head coaching position in 2017. That 2017 squad compiled a program-best 13-7 record while stunning three-ranked opponents en route to a CAA Tournament finals appearance.


Dipper began her coaching career at Stetson after an illustrious playing career at the University of Maryland. She played four years in goal for the Terrapins, helping the team to four-straight ACC titles, four-straight Final Four appearances and the 2010 NCAA Championship. The Clarksboro, N.J., native also racked up her fair share of individual accolades including being named the IWLCA, Synapse Sports and WomensLax.com National Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 while leading the nation in goals against average (6.54) and save percentage (.522).

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Grace Coon

Grace Coon was named assistant coach for East Carolina lacrosse on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.


In Coon's first season with ECU, the team compiled a 4-12 final record while breaking numerous records along the way, including the program's single-season ground ball record and many individual career marks. Three players to All-Conference recognition with Caroline Kimel taking First-Team honors and Ellie Bromley and Alexandra Giacolone taking Second-Team accolades. Throughout the season, individuals were also named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll on eight occasions.


Coon joined East Carolina after an illustrious playing career at the University of Connecticut. where she was a three-time Second-Team All-Big East honoree playing on the attack as well as being named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team in 2021. A Marcellus, N.Y. native, Coon registered 91 goals and over 100 points in her illustrious career in Storrs. She also ranks second in program history in career shooting percentage.


The job is Coon's first career coaching position.

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Kaelin Hogan

Hogan was hired as Assistant Lacrosse Coach at East Carolina in Nov. 2023.


In Hogan's first season with ECU, the team compiled a 4-12 final record while breaking numerous records along the way, including the program's single-season ground ball record and many individual career marks. Three players to All-Conference recognition with Caroline Kimel taking First-Team honors and Ellie Bromley and Alexandra Giacolone taking Second-Team accolades. Throughout the season, individuals were also named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll on eight occasions.


Prior to East Carolina, Hogan made a stop at Roger Williams University where helped guide the team to three consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2021, '22 and '23. Hogan also helped coach RWU players to IWLCA All-American honors in 2021 and 2023, the first two All-American recognitions in program history.


Prior to RWU, Hogan spent the 2019 season as an assistant coach at Bridgewater State. The team finished with a 12-5 overall record that season, going 5-1 in the MASCAC and finishing second in the conference.


Prior to her coaching career, Hogan was a standout player at Roger Williams. She was a two-time Commonwealth Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time IWLCA All-Pilgrim Region Second Team selection. In her senior year, she broke her own single-season points record with 115. She finished her career tied for the RWU program all-time record for goals scored with 220 and set the new record for career points with 359.

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