Dr. Gillespie announced that Brooke Kuhl-McClelland, former varsity coach at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County and one of the top girls' lacrosse coaches in the country, will join the staff at St. Paul's School for Girls as head varsity lacrosse coach.
A proponent of team coaching, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland
will bring her own coaching staff to SPSG, including Tommy McClelland and Kelly Murphy, her assistant coaches at Mount Hebron
With 19 years of experience in girls' lacrosse, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland led Mount Hebron to a remarkable 152/15 record, including three national records and six state championships.
She was named girls' lacrosse Coach of the Decade in 2010 by TopoftheCircle.com.
Looking for a new challenge after heading up the Hebron varsity lacrosse program for nine years, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland
signed on with SPSG in early August.
is excited to be involved with what she
recognizes as a "historic lacrosse program" on a campus with "outstanding athletic facilities.
Well-known as a competitive coach who does not like to lose, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland
is a strong believer in supporting her
players to not only meet challenges on the lacrosse field but also, and equally important, in their daily lives.
Heavily involved with the college recruiting process, she
has, over the years, helped 63 girls acquire Division I scholarships, and coached 14 All Americans, two U19 players, and seven Howard County Players of the Year.
A resident of Lutherville, a graduate of Dulaney High School and Towson University, and a dancer by training who did not play lacrosse in either high school or college, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland is the lead dance teacher for Howard County.
proudest achievements are being named "Teacher of the Year" for Howard County
in 2006-2007 and leading the Mount Hebron varsity lacrosse team for five years as the number 1 team in the nation with a 104-game winning streak.
is eager to embrace Gator lacrosse and SPSG.
staff plan to be on campus this fall, participating in school activities and getting to know the girls.
main goal for the spring 2011 season is to bring "the winning tradition back to SPSG."
says, "Tommy, Kelly, and I are elated to join the family at SPSG.