Anne Murray begins her first season as assistant coach with the Rutgers women’s lacrosse staff. Murray arrives “On the Banks” after serving in the same capacity at Virginia Tech.
“Anne’s passion for lacrosse is evident as soon as you meet her,” said Brand-Sias after hiring Murray. “She possesses outstanding technical ability and she will make a quick impact to the program.”
Working for one year in Blacksburg, Va., Murray helped to lead the Hokies to their first winning campaign in the last 10 seasons. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native worked primarily with the defense, while also coordinating team travel, breaking down video and recruiting student-athletes. Murray implemented unified team strategies in practice, improving team and individual play as well as developing leadership and mental toughness within the team.
Prior to working at Virginia Tech, Murray was an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., assisting the head coach in all facets of the program.
A four-year letterwinner at Princeton University, Murray led the Tigers to four NCAA Tournament appearances from 2005-09 and was a part of the Ivy League Champion squad in 2006. She finished her senior season with 10 goals and seven assists, good for 17 points. Murray graduated from Princeton in 2009 with a degree in history.
Murray was the head coach of the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club in 2007, as well as an assistant for the Intrepid Lacrosse club team in the summer of 2008. She assists in multiple lacrosse camps and clinics throughout the summer in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas.
Murray resides in North Brunswick, N.J.