PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team has added a familiar face to its coaching staff with the naming of Liz Kittleman Jackson as volunteer assistant coach.
Kittleman Jackson was previously an assistant coach with the Quakers from 2007-10, helping guide the Quakers to four Ivy League championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances, three Final Four berths and a spot in the 2008 NCAA championship game.
“We are excited to welcome Liz back to the program,” said head coach Karin Corbett. “There is no question that she knows the ins and outs of the Ivy League, and she is a familiar face to many of the members of our team. She was a huge part of what we accomplished as a program from 2007-10, and her work as an assistant with those championship teams has helped to establish who we are as a team today. Personally, I am thrilled to have another trusted friend and lacrosse mind as part of the coaching staff.”
In June of 2010, Kittleman Jackson was named head coach at Columbia University where she made history during her helm of the Lions. Beginning with the program’s first-ever home Ivy League win with a victory over Yale in 2011 (and first-ever win over the Bulldogs), Kittleman Jackson went on to coach the most All-Ivy League Players in program history with 13 during her tenure. She took a program that had maintained a -7.8 goal differential before her arrival to a -1.4 differential by the end of the 2015 season; and last year, her team led the Ivy League in three major statistical categories – saves, draw controls, and ground balls.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Kittleman Jackson has served as an active member with the Women’s United States National Team since 2007. Beginning her stint as a manager for the Senior Elite Team, she has moved up through the Selection Committee ranks and now serves as the Chair of the Selection Committee, overseeing the selection process for both the U19 United States National Team and the Senior Women’s United States National Team.
Before serving in her first coaching role with the Quakers, Kittleman Jackson was an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Haverford from 2005-06. Prior to that, she served as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Stanford University from 2001-2004, helping the Cardinal to their first top-20 ranking in school history.
A Philadelphia native, Kittleman Jackson resides with her wife, Caitlin, in Chester Springs, Pa.