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Denise Wescott Promoted To Associate Head Coach

Jan 26, 2022
Denise Wescott has been promoted to associate head coach of the Cal lacrosse squad.

BERKELEY – Cal head coach Brooke Eubanks announced Wednesday that Denise Wescott has been promoted to associate head coach. Wescott will be in her fourth season overall at Cal in 2022 after spending the last three campaigns as an assistant coach.

"Denise has done a terrific job since she arrived at Cal," Eubanks said. "She is a tremendous coach, a fantastic teacher, an excellent mentor to so many including myself, and a great advocate for our sport. I'm excited that we are able to promote Denise and award her for the work she's put in the last three seasons."

"I'm honored to be recognized for my contributions here at Cal and in my career," Wescott said. "I love working with our lacrosse program and being a part of this university. The coaching staff works well together, which has made the experience very enjoyable. We continue to teach each other new things. The opportunities our staff and student-athletes have here are incredible, and I am excited to take that next step this season."

Below are notes on Wescott with an extended bio available by clicking on her name.
Denise Wescott
– Joined Cal in the fall of 2018 and has spent the last three seasons (2019-21) as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach
– Has coached a Cal draw control unit that has won more draw controls than its opponents in each of her first three seasons
– Beginning her 30th season as a collegiate coach in 2022 with a previous 26-year run as a head coach from 1989-2015 with stints at Drew (1989-90), Rutgers (1991-93), Delaware (1994-2004), Mount St. Mary's (2005-09) and Monmouth (2010-15)
– Also served as the head coach for the German National and World Cup teams from 1996-2005 and the Director of Lacrosse for the Capital Lacrosse Club from 2015-18
– A four-year starting goalkeeper and captain at Maryland in both field hockey and lacrosse who helped the Terrapins to a 50-11-1 overall record and three AIAW Tournament appearances in lacrosse by totaling 519 saves and a 6.99 goals against average
– Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2018 after earlier inductions into Lacrosse Halls of Fame for the states of Delaware and New Jersey
– Winner of the IWLCA's Diane Geppi-Aikens Lifetime Achievement College Coaching Award