SEWANEE, Tenn. - Director of Athletics Mark Webb has announced Thursday that Field Hockey Head Coach and Assistant Women's Lacrosse coach Laura "Mac" McIntyre is stepping down from her positions to accept the head women's lacrosse coaching position at California Lutheran University.
McIntyre spent the previous five seasons, three as a head coach, with the field hockey program and four as an assistant with the women's lacrosse team.
Coming off Sewanee's first 10-win season since 2015, McIntyre finished with a 10-6 record this past season. In three seasons, she has recorded a 24-23 field hockey coaching record.
After a 6-9 record and a semifinal appearance in the Southern Athletic Association Championship in her first season in 2016, she led her team to a .500 season in 2017 with an 8-8, the first one of those for the field hockey program in two seasons. The team reached the SAA semifinals for the second straight season.
During her tenure at the helm of the hockey program, McIntyre has coached eight All-SAA selections and 25 Academic Honor Roll selections.
With the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), she has coached nine All-Great Lakes Region selections, 14 honorees on the National Academic Squad and the team was garnered to the National Academic Team Award in each of the three seasons as head coach and all five seasons as a member of the field hockey coaching staff.
"Coach McIntyre has served Sewanee Athletics exceedingly well in her role as head field hockey and assistant women's lacrosse coach. We remain grateful for her many contributions to the University and wish her much success in her new opportunity on the West Coast," quoted Webb.
A national search will begin immediately.