Marykate Edmunds was appointed head coach of Fredonia Blue Devil women's lacrosse in July of 2018.
Edmunds is a May 2014 graduate of St. John Fisher College, where she was a four-year starter on the women's lacrosse team. A standout defender, Edmunds was a three-time Empire 8 all-conference selection and twice made the conference all-tournament team. The Cardinals won three Empire 8 titles, one ECAC Upstate title, and made three NCAA Division 3 appearances while she was a member of the team.
Her coaching career began in January 2015 when she took on two assignments: girls varsity head coach at New Hartford (N.Y.) High School and volunteer assistant coach at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, N.Y. She gave up the high school position after one season to concentrate on her work at SUNY Poly. With her as assistant coach, the Wildcats responded by winning their first Northeast Athletic Conference title in 2016, resulting in an NCAA appearance, and setting a program record for wins in consecutive seasons.
She returned to her collegiate alma mater, St. John Fisher, to join the staff of Linda Michele in August 2016. The Cardinals won Empire 8 titles and made NCAA appearances in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 team was ranked seventh in the nation in defense while six players made all-conference. Seven Cardinals made the Empire 8 all-conference team in 2018.
Edmunds holds two college degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from St. John Fisher and a Master of Arts in Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine in Irvine, Calif.