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Kelly NangleHead Coach
College: Mount St. Mary's '06
Start Date: 6/21/13
Kelly Nangle was named the second head coach in the history of Liberty's women's lacrosse program on June 21, 2013.
Nangle collected her first win at the helm of the program came on Feb. 21, 2014 when the Lady Flames defeated Elon 13-9 at Liberty Lacrosse Field.
Under Nangle's guidance, three Lady Flames earned Big South postseason honors. Jen Moyer was named to the all-conference first team, while Nina Dunay was tabbed to the all-conference second team. Additionally, Kallie Britton garnered honorable mention all-conference recognition. Moyer and Dunay also landed spots on the VaSID All-State University Division Women's Lacrosse second team for the first time in their careers.
Nangle has spent the last two seasons at Central Connecticut State, helping the Blue Devils reach new heights during her two years in New Britain, Conn. She posted a 16-18 overall record and a 12-6 mark in Northeast Conference action.
Two years ago, Nangle helped Central Connecticut State tie a program record with seven victories, while setting new program standards with five NEC victories and six home wins. Nangle was recognized for her efforts, as she was named the 2012 NEC Coach of the Year and her senior keeper Erin DeLancey was selected the NEC Goalkeeper of the Year.
This past season, Nangle's squad finished second in the NEC with a 7-2 conference record. The Blue Devils made their first-ever appearance in the NEC Championship, advancing to the semifinal round.
Central Connecticut State posted a 9-9 overall record in 2012, surpassing the previous school record for overall wins. Six of Nangle's players earned All-NEC honors, which dramatically increased the program's record for all-conference honorees. Central Connecticut State had 11 total previous all-conference honorees in program history.
Prior to her head coaching position at Central Connecticut State, Nangle spent three years as an assistant coach at Rutgers (2009-11). She oversaw the Scarlet Knights' defense, while assisting with recruiting efforts and overseeing Rutgers team academics.
Rutgers posted a 27-21 record during her three seasons in Piscataway, N.J., maintaining a presence in the national rankings each year. The Scarlett Knights' defense improved each season under Nangle, spotlighted by a second-place finish in goals against average in the Big East during her final season with the program (9.06 in 2011).
In 2008, Nangle served as the head coach at St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, Md. She helped the Vikings increase their win total by four times during her once season, as St. John's Catholic was winless the year prior to her arrival. Two of her players earned all-conference honors, while two additional players received all-county recognition.