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Katrina Dowd as an assistant coach at Army.

Katrina Dowd Named Brown Women's Lacrosse Coach

June 21, 2023
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Strohsacker

Katrina Dowd, a five-time national champion in her time as both a player and coach, has been named the next head coach of the Brown women’s lacrosse team, the university announced on Wednesday.

Down won three titles as a student and two as a coach. She has previously coached at Army, North Carolina, Oregon and Syracuse.

Brown went 6-8 in 2023 under head coach Keely McDonald, who had led the team since 2005.

“I am honored to be named the women’s lacrosse head coach at Brown University,” Dowd said in a statement. “I am looking forward to building a winning culture, developing student-athletes on and off the field, and providing an amazing team experience.”

Dowd most recently served as an assistant coach at Army during a historic two-year stretch under head coach Michelle Tumolo that saw the Knights garner a record of 27-10. The 2023 team achieved a program-record 15 wins, advanced to the Patriot League championship game for the first time and earned an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Serving as the offensive coordinator, Dowd led Army to nationally respected marks of over 14 goals and 34 shots per game.

Dowd was last a head at Oregon (2017-18), where she won 18 games in two seasons.

A 2010 graduate of Northwestern, Dowd won three NCAA championships (2007, 2008, 2009) and was a two-time first-team IWLCA All-American. She was named the 2010 IWLCA Attacker of the Year and a Tewaaraton Award finalist, finishing the season with 110 points on 77 goals and 33 assists.