Kristen Mullady, Connecticut – 2021
Kristen Mullady is a 2000 Springfield College graduate with a degree in physical education. Mullady received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Walden University. In 2009 she returned to her alma mater as an associate professor of physical education, health education and head women’s lacrosse coach.
Prior to her current position as associate professor of physical education, health education and head women’s lacrosse coach, Kristen coached lacrosse and taught physical education at a myriad of Connecticut high schools. Mullady has become a prominent figure in the Connecticut girls’ lacrosse scene. She is the founder and director of the Lax Plus Club Lacrosse and the director of lacrosse at Sportsworld (an indoor facility in CT). In 2009 she was named the president of the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association for high school lacrosse and has been the coach of the U-15 Connecticut select Team since 2000.
“Growing up with a family of teachers and coaches, I have committed myself to be the best teacher/coach/mentor that I can be. My experience working with individuals of all ages has allowed me to be a better teacher/coach at the college level. I have coached and taught physical education, health education and lacrosse from the elementary level to the college level.”
At the helm of the Pride’s lacrosse program, Kristen has made Springfield College women’s lacrosse one of the best Division III programs in the country. She has brought her team to 4 NEWMAC championships and has been named NEWMAC Coach of the Year four times. Out of the team’s five NCAA appearances her team has one sweet sixteen appearance.
In addition to coaching and teaching, Kristen also organizes and promotes referee development at the youth, interscholastic and intercollegiate levels.