NEW LONDON, Conn. – Mitchell College has named Devyne Doran as head coach of its women's lacrosse program.
Doran, who becomes the fourth coach in Mitchell women's lacrosse history, will make her head coaching debut with the Mariners. She previously spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Connecticut State University following a decorated four-year playing career with the Warriors.
Doran takes over a Mitchell program that returns 13 letterwinners and eight starters from a squad that went 2-10 last season. The Mariners went 1-5 in New England Collegiate Conference play and earned a conference tournament berth for the third time in four years.
Doran joined Eastern's coaching staff in January 2018 under the direction of head coach Christine Hutchison, assisting in all aspects of the program while also serving as recruiting coordinator. During her tenure the Warriors produced eight all-conference and nine all-academic selections, and in 2018 Eastern finished with an overall record of 11-7 and advanced to the Little East Conference finals.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Doran was a four-year starter at Eastern where she was twice named LEC Defensive Player of the Year (2016, 2017). She was a four-year All-LEC pick on defense, earning first-team honors in each of her final three years. As a senior she became the program's seventh selection to the IWLCA/STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival North-South Senior All-Star Game, and was also a second-team IWLCA All-Berkshire Region pick.
In addition to individual accolades, Doran led Eastern to at least a share of the LEC regular season title in each of her final two years. The Warriors compiled an 11-1 LEC regular season record and 25-11 overall mark during that span.
Doran started and played in 66 career games and ranks third all-time in draws (193) and eighth in ground balls (181) in ECSU history. She led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers each year and was the leader in draws in each of her final two seasons.
A native of South Kingstown, R.I., Doran graduated from Eastern with a degree in sociology in 2017.
Story and photo courtesy of Mitchell Sports Information