Director and Defensive Coordinator
Coach J is originally from Charlottesville, Va where she attended Albemarle High School. At Albemarle, Coach J was a two-sport athlete and loved basketball just as much as lacrosse. Coach J captained both her basketball and lacrosse teams and received the Vander Castle Award given to the most outstanding female athlete. Coach J went on to play lacrosse at James Madison University and graduated cum laude in 2000 with a degree in psychology and a minor in coaching. As a student-athlete at JMU, Coach J was a two-time All-American and All-CAA defender in 1999 and 2000, as well as being named an Academic All-American. During her career at JMU, the Dukes appeared in four NCAA tournaments, including a trip to the Final Four in 2000. Coach J was a captain for the Dukes and named to the NCAA All-tournament Team in 2000. In 2010, Coach J was named to the CAA Silver Anniversary Team.
"Coaching is in my bones." Coach J's passion for coaching started in 2000 when she was an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Virginia Tech (2000-2002). She continued her career as a collegiate assistant coach at North Carolina (2003-05) and later at The University of Denver (2011-12). Before heading west, Coach J was a head coach for the Capitals Lacrosse Club, an Athletic Director at The Academy of the Holy Cross(2008-09) and the Assistant Athletic Director and head girl’s lacrosse coach at The Holton-Arms School (2005-08).
Coach J is the founder of Urban Elite and Electras Lacrosse and is currently the Assistant Director of Admissions at Regis Jesuit High School. Coach J resides in Central Park with her husband, Eric and two children, Michael and Amelia. Amelia currently plays on the 2029 Urban Elite Team.