Julie Ryan enters her 10th year as Babson's head field hockey coach in 2016. The winningest coach in program history, she has led the Beavers to an overall mark of 115-69 (.625) over her first nine seasons. The Green and White put together one of the best seasons in program history last fall when it went 17-3, won its third NEWMAC regular season title since 2010 and was ranked as high as ninth in the NFHCA coaches' poll.
Ryan has led the program to four conference regular season crowns and guided the Beavers to their first NEWMAC Tournament championship and second NCAA Tournament berth with a 16-6 mark in 2010. A three-time conference coach of the year, she was selected as the NFHCA New England East Coach of the Year in 2010 and has posted at least 11 victories in eight of her first nine campaigns.
A native of Brewster, Massachusetts, Ryan came to Babson from nearby Boston College, where she served as the Eagles' assistant field hockey coach from May of 2005 until June of 2006. After her term as an assistant, she worked as an intern in the BC Athletics Department while serving as the head coach of the BC Club Field Hockey Team and the Worcester County United U16 Team.
Prior to her arrival at BC, Ryan worked stints as an assistant field hockey coach at both Springfield College and Yale University. She has also coached at numerous field hockey camps throughout New England, including the US Field Hockey Association Futures Program, while serving as director of the prestigious Revolution Field Hockey Camps.
A 2002 graduate of Quinnipiac University, Ryan received her Master's Degree in Sports Management and Recreation from Springfield in 2006. In addition to coaching, she has worked as an assistant sports information director at Quinnipiac and a sports information intern at Yale.
Ryan enjoyed a brilliant playing career while at Quinnipiac, earning Northeast Conference Player of the Year, Academic All-American, First Team Regional All-American, and NFHCA Division I Senior All-Star honors in 2001. A four-year letterwinner who served as team captain during her senior season, Ryan was selected as Quinnipiac's Female Athlete of the Year award, and in 2010 she was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2012 she became a double-inductee in the Quinnipiac Hall of Fame, as her 2001 team was honored after becoming the program's first to reach the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level.
In addition to her current role as head coach, Ryan also serves as Babson's equipment coordinator.
|2010||16-6||8-0||NCAA Tournament - Second Round, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2016||21-3||8-0||NCAA Tournament - Final Four, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|