December 20, 2011

Holly Glynn Named MIT Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT athletic director and department head Julie Soriero announced the hiring of Holly Glynn as the new head coach of the women's lacrosse program. Glynn comes to Cambridge following a brief stint as an assistant coach at Mount Ida College.

Prior to her time at Mount Ida, Glynn was the head of lacrosse at Sedbergh School in Sedbergh, United Kingdom for the 2011 season. During her tenure, she coached the school's three teams and handled all of the administrative responsibilities for the program. Glynn has also served as a coach at the NoCar Lacrosse Camp in Davidson, N.C. and the Uptown Lacrosse Camp in New York City.

"Holly brings a great deal of successful experience as a student-athlete at Columbia, in which she holds numerous records and led her team as captain," said Soriero. "Her dedication to the sport and for coaching was clearly evident throughout the entire search process. I believe she will be a good fit for MIT and our student-athletes will respond to her enthusiasm and leadership."

A 2009 graduate of Columbia University, Glynn earned a bachelor's degree in political science. She closed her career as the Lions' all-time leader in career points, career goals, points in a season, goals in a season, goals in a game, and assists in a game. Glynn was a two-time IWLCA All-Region selection and was the first player in program history to earn a spot on the first team. In addition, she was tabbed to the All-Ivy team in 2008 and 2009.

"I am honored to serve as the next head women's lacrosse coach at MIT and lead this program to the next level," commented Glynn. "I would like to thank Julie Soriero and the search committee for this wonderful opportunity; I accept this role with great excitement and pride and look forward to working with this talented group of student-athletes."