The winningest coach in program history, Julie Ryan enters her 11th season as the head field hockey coach at Babson in 2017.
Ryan boasts a .654 winning percentage and has taken the field hockey program to new heights since arriving in Babson Park in 2007. She has led the Green and White to 11 or more victories in nine of her first 10 seasons, and under her guidance the Beavers have gone unbeaten four times in NEWMAC play, won five regular season league titles, and captured two conference tournament championships over the last decade. Her players have earned six All-America awards, 31 all-region honors and 38 all-conference accolades.
Ryan has earned four conference and two regional coach of the year honors, and has led Babson to a pair of 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|