Meet The Directors
Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, SSSAS
Kathy Jenkins has been a national leader in girls sports for more than 40 years. She has been the varsity girls lacrosse coach at
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School since 1976 and has led her team to be recognized as one of the nation's elite lacrosse programs.
Over the past 45 seasons, she has developed one of the most successful girl's lacrosse programs in the country. Her teams have won 31 conference tournament championships, 27 league titles, nine state titles, and have had eight undefeated seasons. She has sent hundreds of athletes on to play at the college level and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Potomac and Virginia chapters of US Lacrosse.
Coach Jenkins is recognized for her work with other schools and organizations to increase interest, participation, and support for girls lacrosse in the Virginia-Maryland-Washington, D.C. area, and nationally. She has served on numerous boards while coaching and mentoring athletes through clinics, camps, and awards programs. Coach Jenkins constantly seeks to develop her game by attending workshops, talking to college coaches, and watching as many matches as she can. “I feel like I'm always learning, every conference I go to, I learn new things. When I talk to other coaches, I learn new things,” she says. “I try to be open to suggestions, open to change
Senior Associate Director of Athletics,
Senior Woman Administrator, Bates College
Celine Cunningham concluded her coaching career at Stevens by guiding the Ducks to their third NCAA Tournament appearance. Cunningham compiled 202 victories over 16 seasons and won Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2009, 2011 and 2017. A chair of both the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Committee and the Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee, Cunningham has served the IWLCA in several capacities, including the Division III All-American Committee and Chair of the Ethics Committee; she is currently an Emeritus member of the Hall of Fame Committee.
As a student-athlete herself, Cunningham played both field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Maryland. During her time as a Terrapin, Cunningham was a four-year starter, a captain of the field hockey team and won the 1981 national championship in women's lacrosse. She capped off her collegiate career by being named a first-team All-American and a member of the U.S. National Squad.
Prior to her time at Stevens Institute, Cunningham was the first head coach of women's lacrosse at Columbia University, from 1996 to 2002. Before that she was an assistant lacrosse and field hockey coach at Georgetown University.
Over her career, Cunningham has amassed an array of leadership experiences in college athletics. She has chaired both the NCAA Women's Lacrosse and Women's Lacrosse Rules Committees and served on the Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Cunningham is a member of Women Leaders in College Sports, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Alliance of Women Coaches and the NCAA DIII SWA Program, among many organizations.
Head Coach, St. Francis University Women's Lacrosse
Coyne is a 30-year head coaching veteran and a
two-time IWLCA National Coach of the Year.
During her tenure at GW, two members of the 2018 team received postseason accolades as then freshman Jenna Oler was named to the Inside Lacrosse All-Rookie team (the first time a GW player was selected since 2004) and senior Jocelyn Donohue was chosen to play in the North-South Senior All-Star game (the first GW player selected since 2010). Off the field, Coyne's teams excelled in the classroom as they recorded a program-record 12tht consecutive year as a member of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll with 13 student-athletes being named to the Honor Roll over the past four seasons.
In her 14 seasons at Notre Dame, Coyne turned a first-year program into a national power, making six NCAA tournaments and winning a Big East championship in 2009. She was named the Big East Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008 and the IWLCA National Coach of the Year in 2006 after leading the Fighting Irish to its first NCAA final four appearance.
After 14 seasons and 147 wins at Notre Dame, Coyne spent time as an assistant coach at Duquesne University, Dartmouth College, and as the head coach of Washington & Jefferson College.
As head coach at Roanoke College, winning ODAC championships in five of her seven seasons and reaching the final four in 1992, when she garnered her first IWLCA National Coach of the Year award.
For her career, Coyne is the seventh all-time winningest women’s lacrosse coach in NCAA Division I history with 287 wins and has made 12 NCAA tournament appearances with six conference championships.
She was honored with the 2012 IWLCA Diane Geppi-Aikens Award for lifetime achievement and is an honorary member of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. She has coached 48 All-Americans, three ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and two Tewaaraton finalists.
Coyne also has experience at the international level, where she served as the head coach of the Canadian national team from 1999-2005, earning fourth-place finishes at the 2001 and 2005 World Cups.