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Ann Elliott Whidden

2024 U.S. Women's U20 Staff


Assistant Coach


Head Coach, University of Colorado


Boulder, Colo.

Ann Elliott Whidden, the head women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Colorado, was an assistant coach on the 2019 U.S. women’s U19 staff that won a gold medal in Peterborough, Ontario.

Whidden was hired as Colorado’s first varsity coach in 2012 and has led the program to a record of 109-61 and three NCAA tournament appearances through the 2023 season. Whidden has a long connection with U.S. head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, winning three national championships as a player at Northwestern (2005-06-07), and then was a part of three more national championships (2009-11-12) as an assistant coach with the Wildcats before leaving to start up the Colorado program.