TAMPA, Fla. – University of Tampa head women’s lacrosse coach Kelly Gallagher has announced the hiring of Kerrin Fraser as the program’s first assistant coach.
“We are extremely excited to bring a person like Kerrin (Fraser) to this program,” says head coach Kelly Gallagher. “Kerrin brings many skills that will help us start the program in the right direction.”
Fraser was previously an assistant coach at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. In that position, she assisted in evaluation and communications with all recruiting prospects and planned and arranged all team and recruiting travel. She was also involved in game-film exchange, conditioning programs, student-athlete development and parent relations.
At Saint Francis, Fraser worked with the head coach in regards to planning, organizing and implementing practice sessions. She also helped develop game strategy while planning the proper execution of game day responsibilities. She also assisted with academic support for lacrosse, monitoring study hall, grades and overall progress towards degree completion.
While at SFU, Fraser coached two all-NEC players while leading the team to a two-time IWLCA Academic Squad. She also had four players named to the academic honor roll.
Prior to her two-year position at Saint Francis, Fraser spent two seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at her alma mater, Hofstra University. In that position, she developed and implemented strength programs for a total of 10 NCAA Division I teams. She provided student-athletes with clear and proper form and technique cues while emphasizing discipline and mental toughness through workouts. Overall, she provided strength and conditioning programs for 30 all-conference and 18 all-region players.
She also spent a total of nine years as a youth lacrosse coach, which dates back to 2004. This included stints with various teams and camps in several states. Some teams she coached were Intrepid Lacrosse Club (Pittsburgh), Moon Area High School (Pa.), Laxology Camps and Clinics (James Madison University), InCrease Lacrosse Clinics (Hofstra University) and Team Hills, which is now Team 91 (Long Island, N.Y.). She was responsible for teaching skills and strategy to youth players ages 6-18, along with running practice and skill sessions.
A graduate of Hofstra University, Fraser enjoyed a highly successful four-year stint as a member of the Pride lacrosse program. She completed her undergraduate career with a Bachelor of Science as an exercise specialist.
As a student-athlete, Fraser played a key role on the Pride’s 2007 Colonial Athletic Association championship squad. She also earned strength-and-conditioning All-American honors her senior season along with receiving the prestigious Commissioner’s Cup award. She led her team to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2007 as Hofstra achieved a national top-20 ranking in three of her four seasons.
Fraser is United States Weightlifting Certified in addition to certifications in CPR, First-Aid and AED. She originally hails from Colorado Springs, Colo., where she graduated from Air Academy High School.
UT women’s lacrosse will begin completion at the NCAA Division II level in the spring of 2014. The Spartans will play their games at the newly constructed Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex.
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