Britt Howard

The Oswego State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hired Britt Howard as its part-time head women's lacrosse coach in November of 2016.

In the 2018 season, the Lakers went 11-6 with a 5-3 mark in the conference, earning a spot in the SUNYAC Championship. Following the season, eight Oswego student-athletes were named All-SUNYAC, four were recognized as Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Empire Region honors and Teresa Shattuck was the first field player in program history to be named All-America.

During her first season at the helm of the Lakers, Howard landed five players on the All-SUNYAC list. They were led by Shattuck, who earned a first-team selection. Toni Laneve, Danielle Walker and Angela Ponto made the conference's second team, while Montana Garrett earned a spot on the third team.

At Brockport, Howard was the offensive coordinator of a team that finished ninth in the final 2016 IWLCA national poll. That ranking came on the heels of Brockport earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time since 2011. While working for the Golden Eagles, Howard helped three student-athletes to All-Region accolades and five to All-Conference honors.

Prior to Brockport, the Oswego, N.Y. native spent time as an assistant coach at Division I Binghamton University and Division III Adrian College (Mich.). At Binghamton, Howard became a certified Division I recruiter, prepared opponent scouting reports and guided five players to All-American East selections.

During her playing career, Howard spent four years competing for Division II powerhouse Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. Over her career, the midfielder racked up 95 points on 78 goals and 17 assists. For Howard's efforts during her sophomore campaign, which included 24 points, 27 ground balls, 29 draw controls and seven caused turnovers, she was recognized as an All-Conference Carolinas Second Team selection and a USACOLLEGELACROSSE.com All-American Honorable Mention.

Howard joins a long lineage of family members that have been involved with Oswego Athletics. Her father, Mike, has been the wrestling coach for the Lakers since 1989-90, after he took over the program from her paternal grandfather, Jim, who spent 27 seasons at the helm. Her maternal grandfather, Elmer, assisted her father for eight seasons while her brother, father and a pair of uncles all wrestled at Oswego and another uncle played hockey for the Lakers.

Howard obtained a Bachelor of Science in strength and conditioning with a minor in athletic coaching at Limestone. She went on to earn her Master of Science in sports management at Cortland.