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Ursinus grad Redfern named head women’s coach at Lehigh

Tuesday, 24th June 2008

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 6/24/08

Ursinus College Hall of Fame inductee Jill Redfern was promoted to head coach at Lehigh Monday.

Redfern takes over for Liz Brode Ota, who stepped down from the position earlier this month. Redfern had been the associate head coach of Lehigh’s women’s program since 2006 and served as an assistant coach for the three years prior to that.

Redfern is a 1988 graduate of Ursinus College and later earned her masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh in 1991. She was inducted into the Ursinus Hall of Fame in 1998 for her exceptional contributions to women’s athletics.

Redfern has enjoyed a very successful career in coaching, which includes a previous stint at Lafayette College where she garnered Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 2000 after leading the Leopards to the league title.

During her playing days at Ursinus, Redfern was a two time Division III All-American at and earned the MVP award of the 1986 NCAA Tournament, as she helped lead the Bears to a national championship.

Following her collegiate playing experience, Redfern was chosen as a member of the US National Lacrosse Team from 1987-1993, and capped off her international play as a member of the winning United States World Cup Team in 1993, in Edinboro, Scotland.

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