“We are very pleased to have landed Kristen Mullady as our next women’s lacrosse coach,” said Dr. Schweitzer. “She is very well-connected in New England, especially in Connecticut and Massachusetts, which should put her in good stead on the recruiting trail. She is also well-versed in the ways of Springfield College. We welcome her return.”
Mullady, who graduated from Springfield in 2000 with a degree in physical education, still holds SC’s all-time record for points in a season with 77, and ranks fifth all-time in career points with 162. She recently completed a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University.
“As an alum and former SC women’s lacrosse player, I look forward to working once again with Springfield College athletes,” said Mullady. “I am eager to continue the program’s successful tradition, both athletically and academically. We are surrounded by a wonderful community, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Mullady re-enters the collegiate coaching ranks after most recently spending several years coaching high school and youth lacrosse in Connecticut. In addition to being the girl’s lacrosse coach for Hall High School in West Hartford, Mullady has become a prominent figure in the Connecticut girl’s lacrosse scene. In 2009, she was named the President of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association for high school lacrosse and has been the coach of the U-15 Connecticut Select Team since 2000.
On the college level, Mullady once served as the head coach for the Central Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse program from 2003-2005.
Since her graduation from Springfield College, Mullady has been a physical education teacher at the Renbrook School, Conard and Hall High School, Capital Prep Magnet School, as well as most recently at Windsor High School.
She also is involved in a variety of camps in the area, including the Peak Performance and Total Lacrosse Camps. Since 2003, she has been the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator as well as the Director of Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Sportsworld, an indoor sport facility in Connecticut.
In addition, Mullady founded Lax Plus Club, which is a club program to prepare high school athletes from Western Massachusetts and Hartford County for college lacrosse.
Springfield College finished last season with a 12-6 overall record and advanced to the championship game of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament, falling one win shy of receiving an NCAA tournament berth.