James Rippey is entering his third year at Framingham State as both the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team and an assistant coach with the football program. Coach Rippey joined the FSU athletics staff full-time in the fall of 2015 as the intramurals coordinator.
As the intramurals coordinator Rippey will be tasked with the creation and direction of campus student intramurals and faculty/staff recreation.
In 2013 Rippey was entrusted with the task of rebuilding the women’s lacrosse program. Under his leadership the team has received several All-MASCAC selections and set new school records in assists, caused turnovers, and numerous individual goalie records.
Rippey took over as the run-game coordinator for the Rams offense in 2014 after working with the offensive line and running backs the previous two seasons.
In 2013 Rippey coached an offensive line that featured three first team All-MASCAC selections and one ECAC Division III North All-Star Team member. The offense also boasted a New England Football Writers (NEFW) Gold Helmet Award winner, a NEFW All-New England selection, an ECAC North All-Star, a D3football.com Second Team All-East Region selection and a D3football.com third team All-American.
The 2012 offense boasted the New England Football Conference Bogan Division Offensive Player of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year while establishing new school records for largest margin of victory, most points scored in a game and season, and most rushing yards in a game.
Before joining the Framingham State staff, Rippey spent 13 seasons coaching a variety of sports at several high schools around the Boston area. A graduate of Boston College with degrees in mathematics and history, Rippey obtained a master’s degree in teaching from Northeastern University in 2012.