CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College Director of Athletics Brian Reese named Julie Redman as the third head coach of the Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse program in an announcement today.

“I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity,” Redman said. “Presbyterian College has a great reputation for high athletic and academic standards and I’m looking forward to joining that type of environment and community.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Julie (Redman) as our new head women’s lacrosse coach,” said Director of Athletics Brian Reese. “She brings a wealth of knowledge to PC and with over 10 years of collegiate head coaching experience, she will be a real benefit to our student-athletes and the institution.  She is a strong leader who will continue to build and grow the program.”

Redman arrives at PC after serving three seasons as the head lacrosse coach at Converse College in Spartanburg. After starting the program in 2009, Redman guided the Valkyries to a 6-11 record in 2010 and coached a Second Team All-Conference Carolinas selection this year. Redman also coached the 2010 Conference Carolinas Rookie of the Year and NCAA Division II leader in goals per game.

Converse featured tough defensive play with Redman as coach, ranking eighth in the nation in ground balls per game and 14th in the nation in caused turnovers this season. The Valkryies caused 198 turnovers in 2010, the ninth-most in the country.

Redman also served as the Southern Chair of the Division II All-American Committee and a member of the NCAA Rules Committee.

Prior to her time at Converse, Redman completed six seasons at the helm of the University of New England’s women’s lacrosse program. Under her guidance, UNE reached the ECAC Semifinals in 2005 and earned 14 All-Conference selections. The Nor’Easters also reached the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament five times during Redman’s tenure and featured the 2005 CCC Rookie of the Year.

Redman took over the lacrosse program after helping UNE’s field hockey program transition from club to varsity status in 2003 through 2007. Redman helped the Nor’Easters field hockey team capture two All-Conference Rookies of the Year and a Commonwealth Coast Conference “Team Sportsmanship” award.

While at New England, Redman served as the chair of the ECAC Division III New England Regional Selection Committee in 2007 and participated on the NCAA Division III Regional Advisory Board in 2008.

A goalkeeper and cover-point at the University of New Hampshire, Redman received a bachelor’s of science degree in science kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from UNH in 1999. Redman will receive a master’s degree in sport leadership from Northeastern University in August.