James Rippey enters his eighth year at the helm of the women's lacrosse program in 2020.
In 2013 Rippey was entrusted with the task of rebuilding the Framingham State women’s lacrosse program. Under his leadership the team has steadily improved each season and captured the program's first MASCAC Regular Season Championship in 2019. During this growth period, the team has set numerous team and individual records at Framingham State, including a school best 16-wins in 2018. The record breaking 2018 season was capped off by advancing to make the programs’ first MASCAC Championship Game Appearance.
Coach Rippey also works with the Bay State Bullets club lacrosse program based in Framingham and is active with the Bay State Games lacrosse tournament each summer.
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.
Coach Rippey also serves as an assistant football coach and is the Intramurals Coordinator at FSU.
Women's Lacrosse Coaching Highlights
- 2019 MASCAC Champion's Choice Coach of the Year after leading the Rams to their first MASCAC Regular Season Title.
- Helped the Rams achieve their first-ever NCAA Regional Ranking in 2018, in addition to the team’s first-ever appearance in the MASCAC Championship Game.
- Led Framingham State to its season best win total in 2017 with 12 and then again in 2018 when the team finished with 16 wins.
- Has had student-athletes earn 22 All-Conference honors, 1 All-Region honor and the team has been named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll every season possible.
- From 2014 to 2015 helped the Rams achieve the largest win-percentage increase from one season to the next in the country.
- Coached the nation’s fifth-ranked passing offense in 2018, as the Rams averaged 9.53 assists per game.
|Career Record||64-57, .529||7 seasons|