Former assistant Jana Drummond to take over UMass women’s lacrosse program

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Posted: 2022-06-03 21:43:27

Modified: 2022-06-03 21:41:28

Former associate head coach Jana Drummond will take charge of UMass’ women’s lacrosse program, the school announced Friday.

Drummond worked under former coach Angela McMahon-Serpone for five years. McMahon-Serpone resigned May 27.

“I am incredibly honored and grateful to have the opportunity to lead the women of UMass Lacrosse,” Drummond said in a statement. “I want to thank Ryan Bamford and the Athletic Department for their trust and support in me, and the opportunity of a lifetime. I am forever grateful to Ange McMahon-Serpone for five incredible years of mentorship, bringing me into the UMass family and giving me the opportunity to create incredible memories that I will never forget.Additionally, I want to thank all the players and alumni I have had the pleasure of sharing the field with over the years. You are what makes this job the best in the world!”

Drummond was previously an assistant coach at Marist where she served as a defensive coordinator and draw specialist coach. She was co-captain for three years and three-time all-conference selection in Oregon, where Drummond is still the Ducks’ all-time leading scorer. Drummond earned a master’s degree in sports psychology from Marist in 2016 and double majored in psychology and sociology from Oregon.

“Jana has blossomed in her five years as Associate Head Coach. She has coordinated student-athlete recruitment, organized our defensive units on the field, and developed lasting relationships with the women in our program” UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford said in a statement, “Thanks to her passion, work ethic and commitment to Massachusetts lacrosse since her arrival, Jana has undoubtedly earned this nomination. We We are delighted with his vision for our future and the opportunity to maintain continuity in a program that has enjoyed tremendous success over the past decade.

UMass reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season despite falling in the Atlantic 10 Championship Game. The Minutewomen have won five conference tournament titles in the regular season, two A-10 Tournament championships and appeared in the tournament three times NCAA with Drummond on staff.

“There is no better person to build on the success and positive team culture that has been established,” McMahon-Serpone said. She is an exceptional coach, but more importantly, an even better person who is more than ready for this job.

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