Meghan Keelan

Athletic Director Jeff Cleanthes announced the hiring of Meghan Keelan as the head coach of the Rhodes College women's lacrosse program on December 15th, 2016.

Keelan has led Rhodes to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, SAA regular season championship and SAA tournament championship in each of her three seasons at the helm of the Lynx. The team is also undefeated in conference during her tenure as well. Rhodes advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2017 and 2018, hosting the second round of the NCAA Tournament each of those seasons. The Lynx have been named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Squad in each of Keelan's seasons as the head coach.

In 2019 the Lynx went 13-4 which included an 11-game win streak. Eight Lynx were tabbed all-conference and three All-Region including SAA Newcomer of the Year, Baylee Barker. Barker, Annika Hedlund and Daly Colarossi each earned their first career all-region honors.

The 2018 campaign was record-breaking as Kendall Cunningham became the first All-American in Rhodes women's lacrosse history. Senior teammate Ashley Doyle also made history as the first Lynx to play in the Senior All-Star game. Rhodes went 15-4 as Cunningham, Doyle and Maggie Rippeto earned All-Region honors. Seven earned All-SAA honors, led by Cunningham who was named SAA Offensive Player of the Year. Rhodes ended the season in the Sweet 16 against Trinity.

In 2017, her first as an NCAA Division III head coach, Rhodes won 19 consecutive games before falling to Gettysburg in the Sweet 16. Six Lynx were tabbed all-conference honorees, all of which repeated in 2018.

Keelan came to Rhodes as the Lynx were about to begin their fourth season as a varsity program that already appeared in the NCAA Championship twice, including a victory, two conference tournament titles, a regular season title, and an overall record of 36-11 and 15-5 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Lynx are 28-7 in their last two seasons and 11-2 in the SAA.

Keelan comes to Memphis after serving as the assistant coach at Arizona State and the head lacrosse coach at Shepherd University for five seasons. She also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Bucknell University from 2008-11.
During the 2014-15 season, Keelan led the Shepherd Rams to an undefeated Mountain East Conference regular season and to the inaugural conference title. The Rams were ranked nationally in Division II in ground balls per game (6th), caused turnovers per game (11th), and scoring offense (11th).

That season, Keelan coached eight All-MEC performers, including a trio of first-team honorees, along with the 2015 MEC Defensive Player of the Year.