A 19-time Patriot League champion in her 25-year career at Lafayette, Ann Gold is the most accomplished head coach in the history of the Leopards' field hockey and women's lacrosse programs. As head field hockey coach from 1982-2006, she led the Leopards to nine Patriot League regular season championships - including the first seven league titles from 1990-96 - and three Patriot League Tournament crowns.
Gold, who also guided Lafayette to two East Coast Conference titles prior to the inception of the Patriot League, won a pair of ECAC titles and was recognized on five occasions as the Patriot League Coach of the Year. She was also lauded by her peers as the NFHCA Mid-East Region Coach of the Year in 2002. Gold coached six All-Americans, eight Patriot League Players of the Year and five Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
As head of the women's lacrosse program from 1983-1999, Gold won seven Patriot League Championships and was a two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year. She also led the Leopards to three straight East Coast Conference titles in the pre-Patriot League era. Gold mentored seven All-Americans, four Patriot League Players of the Year and two Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Also a member of the Central Bucks West High School Hall of Fame, Gold played both field hockey and lacrosse as a student-athlete at Ursinus College, where she graduated in 1972. She and her husband, Mike, are both retired and currently reside in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Gold joins Pat Fisher, Sharon Gish and Barbara Young as the only female coaches in the Maroon Club Hall of Fame.
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