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Ohio State Women’s Lacrosse Hires Amanda Moore As Head Coach

By June 27, 2023 (10:52 am)Lacrosse, Sports

Ohio State has found new leadership for the women’s lacrosse program, announcing Tuesday that Amanda Moore will be the team’s next coach.

Moore comes to Ohio State after seven seasons as the head coach at East Carolina. She got her start in coaching as an assistant coach at Ohio State from 2009-10, and also spent time at Boston College (2011) and Duke (2012-16), and played collegiately at North Carolina from 2005-08. Moore replaces former coach Amy Bokker, who was fired in May following a 23-32 record over the last four seasons.

“We are thrilled to bring Mandy and her family back to Columbus,” said Janine Oman, senior deputy athletics director. “Her plan and vision for Buckeye women’s lacrosse stood out throughout the interview process. We are excited for her to meet the team and get started. The future is bright for the program under her leadership.”

During her time at East Carolina, Moore posted a 35-59 record, including a 10-8 record this past season, and had 17 players earn all-conference selections during her tenure with the Pirates. She becomes the fourth head coach in Ohio State’s program history, which dates back to 1996.

“I would first like to thank Gene Smith, senior vice president and athletics director, and Janine Oman, senior deputy athletics director and SWA, for this tremendous opportunity to be the next women’s lacrosse head coach at The Ohio State University,” Moore said.  “I would also like to thank the interview committee, coaches and support staff for their time and authenticity during the interview process.  My immediate sense, after meeting with so many Buckeyes, was a confirmation that the people and student-athletes at Ohio State are truly world-class.

“The Ohio State University was my first job in the collegiate coaching profession. The experience working for Ohio State and Sue Stimmel, the founder of the women’s lacrosse program, cemented my love for leading and teaching student-athletes,” she continued. “The opportunity to come back as the fourth women’s lacrosse head coach is a full-circle moment. I look forward to connecting with each era of Buckeye lacrosse and forging our next path as a program with the current group of young women. 

“There is so much to be proud of and celebrate if you are an Ohio State fan and our women’s lacrosse program wants to add to the people, the tradition and the excellence of our athletics department’s rich history. It is our goal to pursue comprehensive excellence and look to find ways to be our best on and off the field as student-athletes and staff”

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