Julie Ryan

The winningest coach in program history, Julie Ryan enters her 12th season as the head field hockey coach at Babson in 2018.

Ryan boasts a .665 winning percentage and has taken the field hockey program to new heights since arriving in Babson Park in 2007. She has led the Green and White to 11 or more victories in 10 of her first 11 seasons, and under her guidance the Beavers have gone unbeaten five times in NEWMAC play, won six regular season league titles, and captured two conference tournament championships over the last decade. Her players have earned eight All-America awards, 35 all-region honors and 44 all-conference accolades.

Ryan has been tabbed as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year five times to go along with two regional coach of the year honors, and has led Babson to three NCAA Tournament berths. The Green and White reached the second round in 2010 and made history in 2016 by becoming the first women’s program in school history to reach the Division III Final Four. The Beavers won a school-record 21 games and ranked in the top five nationally in scoring defense for the second year in a row.

Ryan, who was inducted into the Quinnipiac University Hall of Fame in 2010, enjoyed a brilliant playing career for the Bobcats from 1998-2002. She was selected as the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and earned NFHCA Mideast All-America first team and Academic All-America honors while helping the program reach the Division I NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

Ryan, who currently serves as vice president of the NFHCA Executive Board, started the Milton Youth Field Hockey program in 2012, and spent time as an assistant coach at Boston College, Springfield College and Yale University prior to her arrival at Babson.