Mindy McCord

Named the first-ever head coach of USF women’s lacrosse by Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly on May 31, 2022.

Mindy McCord has been honored eight times as a conference coach of the year and has established herself as a passionate advocate of lacrosse nationally while previously launching collegiate lacrosse programs at Virginia Tech and Jacksonville. She has 34 years invested in coaching at the collegiate and high school level.

A highly-accomplished program leader, McCord has posted a a 240-118 (.670) career record in 21 seasons as a lacrosse head coach, ranking among the top 20 active coaches in the nation. She came to USF after building a Jacksonville University program from the ground up and leading it to national prominence, posting a 170-62 (.733) record over the first 13 years of the program’s existence while also helping to fundraise and design a lacrosse facility that ranks among the nation’s best.

“I’m proud of the culture that we built,” McCord said of her time at JU. “I’m proud of the relationships that we've established. I’m proud of the success that we had. It’s been a mission of building great positive relationships, where young women can live their dreams and pursue whatever academic career that they want. And to work to be a top 20 program and compete at the NCAA level was truly icing on the cake.”

As a women’s lacrosse and field hockey head coach, McCord has accumulated 326 total wins in two sports at all levels. Her teams have earned conference championships in 13 seasons and twice earned runner-up finishes in lacrosse during her career and she has recruited and developed 13 All-Americans and 26 all-region selections. McCord’s teams have earned a combined 21 conference regular season and tournament titles (eight each in the ASUN), 11 straight completed seasons with a conference championship (since 2011), and eight NCAA Lacrosse Tournament appearances reaching the Sweet 16 twice.

"We are absolutely thrilled to name a leader of Mindy McCord's proven capabilities and passion for the sport as the first head coach in USF women's lacrosse history," Kelly said. "Not only does she have tremendous experience building a program from the ground up and leading it to multiple conference titles and national prominence, but also has done it in the state of Florida.”