The winningest coach in program history, Julie Ryan enters her 13th season as the head field hockey coach at Babson in 2019.
Ryan boasts a .674 winning percentage and has taken the field hockey program to new heights since arriving in Babson Park in 2007. Under her tutelage, the Beavers have won 11 or more games in 11 of her first 12 seasons, which includes four consecutive years of at least 15 wins since 2015.
Babson has gone unbeaten in NEWMAC regular season play six times and finished as the league's regular season champion seven times in Ryan's 11 seasons at the helm. She also has led the program to a pair of conference tournament championships while helping her players earn 10 NFHCA All-America awards, 41 all-region honors and 50 all-confrence accolades.
Ryan has been tabbed as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year six times since 2010 to go along with two regional coach of the year honors, and has led Babson to three NCAA Tournament berths. The Green and White reached the second round in 2010 and made history in 2016 by becoming the first women’s program in school history to reach the Division III Final Four. The Beavers won a school-record 21 games and ranked in the top five nationally in scoring defense for the second year in a row.
Ryan, who was inducted into the Quinnipiac University Hall of Fame in 2010, enjoyed a brilliant playing career for the Bobcats from 1998-2002. She was selected as the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and earned NFHCA Mideast All-America first team and Academic All-America honors while helping the program reach the Division I NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
Ryan, who currently serves as vice president of the NFHCA Executive Board, started the Milton Youth Field Hockey program in 2012, and spent time as an assistant coach at Boston College, Springfield College and Yale University prior to her arrival at Babson.
|2010||16-6||8-0||NCAA Tournament - Second Round, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2016||21-3||8-0||NCAA Tournament - Final Four, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2017||17-5||8-0||NCAA Tournament, NEWMAC Tournament|