Michelle Tumolo Set to Become the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Army Women’s Lacrosse has its next leader, as Army Director of Athletics Mike Buddie named Michelle Tumolo the Noto Family Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Tumolo arrives in West Point after a three-year tenure as the head coach at Wagner College. Buddie believes Tumolo's demonstrated excellence as a player and coach will transform the program in the coming years.
“We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Michelle Tumolo to be the next leader of our women's lacrosse program,” said Buddie. “After a nationwide search, it was clear that Michelle’s experience and passion for developing student-athletes aligns perfectly with the Academy's core values of Duty, Honor and Country. Michelle was the clear choice to lead our women's lacrosse program and we cannot wait to see her take our program to new heights. I am beyond excited for our current and future Cadet-Athletes who will be guided by such a distinguished and elite leader.”
Tumolo boasts an impressive resume both as a coach and a player. Under her leadership, Wagner became one of the top teams in the Northeast Conference (NEC), making the conference championship game in 2021 after winning the NEC title in 2019. Prior to Wagner, the former All-American made stops at Oregon, Florida and Syracuse as an assistant coach.
“I am beyond excited and honored to be The Noto Family Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Army West Point! I want to first thank Kristine Fowler, Mike Buddie, Anthony Noto and the entire search committee for this life changing opportunity. The time I spent with each member of the committee, the more I learned about the greatness of this academy and program. I can't wait to lead these incredible young women, who have chosen a path of leadership and service. I cannot wait to get started. Go Army!!”
With Tumolo calling the shots at Wagner, the Seahawks posted a combined record of 29-13 while making two conference championship games and an NCAA Tournament appearance. The team's 16-4 mark in 2019 was good for the best winning percentage in the program’s history. Full story.