Kara Mupo

Two-time NCAA champion Kara Mupo was named the fifth head coach in the history of the George Mason women's lacrosse program on May 26, 2020.

Mupo's pedigree of excellence within the sport includes a stellar playing career as a collegian at Northwestern and as a professional with both the U.S. National Team and the Women's Professional Lacrosse League.

In addition, Mupo has compiled a diverse and accomplished resume during five seasons as a collegiate assistant coach. Possessing a gifted offensive mind, Mupo helped guide Stony Brook to a No. 1 national ranking in 2018 and Stanford to an NCAA appearance in 2019.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kara to our George Mason family," Edwards said. "She has achieved an elite level of success during every stint of her career while being mentored by some of the top voices in the sport. Kara is a tireless recruiter who possesses the innate ability to develop players. Her high energy style and engaging personality make her a natural leader, and I know our student-athletes will thrive under her direction."

Mupo most recently served as offensive coordinator at Ohio State alongside former George Mason head coach Amy Bokker during the shortened 2020 campaign.

"I want to thank Brad Edwards, Debi Corbatto and the rest of the individuals in the athletic department who have worked so closely with me during this process," Mupo said. "I am so thrilled to be joining Mason Nation and to have been given the opportunity to lead a program that is full of pride and tradition, both for the University as well as the entire Fairfax community. I cannot wait to share my passion for the game of lacrosse as well as my vision for the current and future student-athletes who will come through the George Mason Athletic department and the women's lacrosse program!"

"I also would like to thank Amy Bokker as well as the entire lacrosse staff and The Ohio State Athletic Department," Mupo added. "Over the past year, I had the opportunity to work closely with some amazing coaches, as well as administrative staff, who shared their vision and philosophies on creating everlasting championship experiences for their student-athletes."