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Melissa Coyne

Athletic Director with 10+years Organizational Leadership
Washington, Maryland USA


A director with over a decade of experience within the athletic sector. Strategic thinker with strong governance acumen, event development and execution, facilities management, relationship development/management, program and policy development, budget development, fundraising, strategic planning, partnerships and collaborative business experience.


Athletic Director

Apr 2019 - Present
• Member of the Corporate leadership team • Lead 17 sport programs, oversee the development of individualized coaching, personal training, developmental programs, youth camps and clinics, sporting events, tournaments and exhibitions as well as elite travel team management across sports • Oversee large-scale sports events//leagues for 17 sports

Director, Lacrosse / Assistant Director Athletics, Sports Programming

Jun 2018 - May 2019
• Worked with the Director of Athletics and Director of Programming and Content to support the design and documentation of all sports programming • Led the development and operation of all camps and leagues, events, tournaments etc. • Designed and lead comprehensive development and skills programs in lacrosse for girls and boys

US Lacrosse: Director, National Teams Development Program (NTDP)

Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
• Worked closely with High Performance Director and ADM staff to establish an extended player pathway to the NT program. • Managed athlete engagement efforts; establish athlete/coach alumni network and establish a player database. • Developed policies, protocols, and standard operating procedures - • Created and managed player eligibility (NCAA)

US Lacrosse: Director, Games Administration

Sep 2014 - Mar 2017
Taking control of the full gamut of lacrosse enabled me to better promote the sport, set clear and unwavering policy, manage multiple constituent groups and provide direction and strategy for the organization. These priorities resulted in increased exposure, strengthened partnerships with corporations and constituents.

National Collegiate Athletic Association: Coordinator of Officials, Women’s Lacrosse

Aug 2014 - Aug 2019
• Served as the coordinator of over 1000 Nationally rated officials for assignment to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National championships for Divisions I, II & III • Managed a $50,000 annual budget used to train and provide educational content to officials annually • Provided content, rules interpretations, rules tests etc. to NCAA officials

US Lacrosse: Director, Women’s Game

Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
• Managed 10 Women’s Game Committees/Subcommittees responsible for shaping future of women’s lacrosse • Advised the Leadership team on all aspects of the women’s game including: development of game rules, development of equipment guidelines, awards, special events, officiating certification and training and National Teams development


Political Science, Women's Studies - Bachelors
Sep 1997 - May 2001

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