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Lacrosse head coach steps down after five years with the program

Lacrosse head coach Tracy Coyne will resign after spending five years with the program, according to a press release last week.

“The Colonials lacrosse program has a very bright future and its people will always hold a special place in my heart,” Coyne said in the release.

Coyne joined the program in 2014 and brought with her 26 years of Division I head coaching experience at Roanoke College and Denison and Notre Dame universities. She led her teams to eight conference championships and 12 NCAA Tournament appearances.

But at GW, Coyne and her squad mustered a 27-56 overall record. The team also struggled in Atlantic 10 Conference play, winning 13 of its 44 games over the course of five seasons.

In 2017, the team’s three wins were the fewest number of victories in program history. The Colonials saw their most losses – 13 – during the 2016-17 season.

The Colonials nabbed their best conference record in four years this season, earning three A-10 wins. The team, positioned to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013, lost its final three games of the season and failed to make a postseason appearance.

“We appreciate Tracy’s years of service to our GW student-athletes and our community,” Tanya Vogel, the director of athletics and recreation, said in the release.

The University will begin a national search for the program’s next head coach “immediately,” according to the release.

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