Jenna Dingler is in her third year as the head coach of the Manhattan Women's Lacrosse program.
This past season, she guided the Jaspers to a three-game winning streak to end the regular season, and oversaw the development of All-MAAC Second Team selection Grace Lipponer and MAAC All-Rookie Team honoree Jillian Reiner.
She made an immediate splash in 2020, as the Green & White posted a thrilling overtime victory against La Salle in the season opener. Manhattan also registered victories over Detroit Mercy and Sacred Heart before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dingler arrived in Riverdale after spending two seasons as the head coach at Division II Caldwell College. During her time there, she oversaw the development of four All-Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CAAC) selections.
Arden Kassaleh cracked the 200-goal plateau under Dingler’s mentorship in 2019 at Caldwell, en route to earning ECAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. Kassaleh was also the school's first All-Region individual honoree, and was selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Atlantic Region Second Team.
In Dingler’s first season, the Cougars advanced to the CAAC Final Four for the first time in program history, while midfielder Rachel Lucia was tabbed as the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year. Lucia was also a standout off the field and was cited as Caldwell’s 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Dingler, who also was the director of recreation at Caldwell, took over the reins of the Cougars after serving as an assistant coach in 2017.
She also has served as the director of Evolution Girls Lacrosse Academy, and previously was the head coach of the South Jersey Devils.
On the field, Dingler was a four-year standout and totaled 102 points with 89 goals at Lock Haven University. As a junior, she was named an IWLCA First Team All-American selection and helped lead the Bald Eagles to back-to-back NCAA Division II Championship game appearances and a pair of PSAC titles.
Dingler graduated with a degree in recreation management from Lock Haven in 2016, before earning her master’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in sports administration and coaching from Montclair State University.