Release courtesy of Shane O'Donnell, Sports Information Director, Tiffin University
TIFFIN, Ohio - Erica Brown has been named Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Tiffin University. She replaces Colleen Dixon, who relocated with her family to the Pittsburgh area.
"I am excited to be coming to Tiffin University," Brown said. "When I saw the facilities that TU utilizes now with the Heminger Center, I was blown away. I think the support that the program is getting can push them into the forefront of women's lacrosse in the Midwest. The team is also entering an exciting time as the GLIAC is starting women's lacrosse as a conference sport. This will give the team some great motivation and something tangible to play for. It is always better to be in a conference than to play as an independent."
"We had a list of worthy candidates but Erica was by far the best candidate we talked to," said Athletic Director Lonny Allen. "We are very fortunate to have her here. She came highly recommended from Lock Haven coach Kristen Selvage."
Brown most recently served as Head Coach at Lycoming College,
leading the team to a 19-17 overall record, 15-8 in the Middle
Atlantic Conference over her two seasons. During that span she
coached three All-Region and nine All-Conference players while also
guiding 18 student-athletes to Academic All-Conference honors.
In her first season with Lycoming, Brown posted a 7-4 conference recordand led the Lady Warriors to the first round of theMiddle Atlantic Conference playoffs.
Brown also served two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at nearby Lock Haven University, working with the Division II Lady Eagles' lacrosse program.
While at Lock Haven, she assisted the coaching staff with all areas of running the program, including recruiting, gameday preparation, conditioning, academic monitoring and fund-raising. The Lady Eagles posted a combined record of 33-6 in her two years on the staff, including a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2007. That same year, Brown coached the Division II Midfielder of the Year, two first team All-Americans, two second team All-Americans and two All-NCAA Tournament players. In her two years at Lock Haven, she coached a total of seven All-Americans.
Brown also spent much of 2012 as 2016 Elite Coach for T3 Lacrosse Club in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She also was a clinic instructor teaching lacrosse basics to players between 10-18 years of age.
She played lacrosse at Wagner University. A standout goalkeeper, Brown still ranks second all-time in Wagner history in career minutes played, career saves and career goals against average. She also holds the record for minutes played in a season and ranks second in saves in a season. A co-captain of the team in her senior year, she was ranked on lax.com as one of the top-12 goalies in all of Division I.
Brown earned a bachelor's degree in public policy and administration from Wagner in 2005 and is finishing her master's degree in liberal arts from Lock Haven. She is certified as a lacrosse referee by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and U.S. Lacrosse.