Laura Maness

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Kennesaw State University

Experience

2016 – Present: Head Coach, Kennesaw State University

2011 – 2016: Head Coach, University of Detroit Mercy

2008 – 2011: Head Coach, Lake Erie College

2007 – 2008: Head Coach, Waynesburg State University

2004 – 2007: Head Coach, Morgantown High School

Education

2008: Waynesburg State University, Masters, Business Administration

2006: University of West Virginia, Bachelors, Human Nutrition and Food Science

Personal

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Career Highlights

2012 National Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year

The all-time winningest coach at two Division I programs, completely rebuilding both Kennsaw State and Detroit Mercy

Has led Kennesaw State to 42 overall wins, rebuilding a program that had not won more than five games during a single season prior to her arrival

In 2022, led Kennesaw State to the first winning season (11-7) and most single-season wins (11) in program history

In 2017 (first season), led Kennesaw State to the most single-season (8) and Atlantic Sun wins (4) in program history

KSU earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award in 2020, 2019, and 2018

Has guided KSU to the five highest scoring seasons in program history

From 2012 to 2016, led Detroit Mercy to 40 overall wins and a 21-10 (.677) conference record, as well as four straight Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship game appearances

Guided Detroit Mercy to the first two winning seasons (12-8 in 2016 & 10-8 in 2015) in program history

Has led two different programs to finish in the top-30 nationally in scoring offense (Kennesaw State: currently 29th in 2022, 30th in 2019, 15th in 2017 & Detroit Mercy: 28th in 2016)

As a Division I Head Coach, has recruited and coached 57 all-conference team selections, including the two Players of the Year, two Freshman of the Year, two Defensive Players of the Year, and three Scholar-Athletes of the Year

From 2004 to 2007, guided Morgantown HS to four consecutive West Virginia State Championships

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