Amy Altig

Amy Altig was named the seventh coach in University of Delaware women's lacrosse program history on June 3, 2019.

Altig comes to Newark following nine seasons at Penn State University, where she spent time as an assistant coach and most recently as the program's associate head coach.

"We are excited to have Amy Altig join our Blue Hen family," remarked Bob Lopez, Associate Athletics Director for Sport Administration. "In addition to bringing a wealth of experience as a player and coach at the highest levels, we are most excited about the growth and development that she will deliver to our program and student-athletes. Coach Altig is a relentless recruiter and her desire to win is only outdone by her desire to provide our student-athletes with an exceptional experience. From a field filled with tremendous candidates, her experience and successes allowed her to rise to the top."

With Altig on the sidelines, the Nittany Lions garnered 111 wins at a clip of .631 with seven NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. Prior to her time at PSU, Altig held assistant coaching stints at Princeton University (2007-10) and the University of Richmond (2005-07).

"It is a true honor and privilege to be named the women's lacrosse head coach at the University of Delaware," Altig exclaimed. "The University of Delaware offers the complete student-athlete experience with exceptional academics, nationally competitive athletics and amazing community support. I am very excited to get back to the CAA and to work with this dedicated and talented group of young women.

Altig continued, "I would like to thank Chrissi Rawak and Bob Lopez in addition the rest of the athletics staff for the opportunity to lead the Blue Hens women's lacrosse program to new heights. The Unviersity of Delaware has a special family atmosphere, and this is something I was immediately drawn to and cannot wait to be a part of. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for my family and I and we could not be more thrilled to get started. I would also like to thank Penn State University, women's lacrosse head coach Missy Doherty and the women's lacrosse program for nine amazing years that have prepared me for this next chapter in my career. The experiences, relationships and memories built at Penn State will last us for a lifetime and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to represent the blue and white."