Brittany Dipper joined the Stetson University lacrosse program on August 27, 2012, as assistant coach.
Dipper came to Stetson on the heels of a highly successful playing career at the University of Maryland where, over four years in goal, she led the Terrapins to four consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference titles. In addition, she made eight saves in goal in Maryland’s 2010 national championship game victory over Northwestern.
Dipper’s playing career at Maryland, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Science, includes a pair of first team All-America seasons and a national Goalie of the Year award. She was named to the All-ACC Tournament team all four years of her career while posting a career record in goal of 75-8.
While at Stetson Dipper has seen the Hatters make back-to-back appearances in the Atlantic Sun Championship Semifinals. She also worked closely with goal keeper Caili Guilday during the 2014 season, in which she made 210 saves, leading all Division I keepers with an 11.67 saves per game average.
A native of Clarksboro, N.J., Dipper not only excelled in lacrosse. She was also a member of Maryland’s 2008 national champion field hockey team.
“I am so privileged to be a part of the Stetson family and so grateful for the opportunity Nicole and the athletic department has given me,” Dipper said. “It is an honor to be able to help establish the Stetson women's lacrosse program and bring a hardworking, dedicated tradition to Stetson lacrosse. I cannot wait to get started working with the program.”
While Stetson marks Dipper’s first foray into full-time coaching, she is no stranger to teaching the game of lacrosse. While still a player at Maryland she worked as a coach and counselor at a number of camps and clinics. She has been an annual instructor at the Maryland Elevate Lacrosse Open Camp and has worked at elite camps in Salt Lake City, Atlanta and at Duke University.
“Brittany will be a fantastic addition at Stetson,” Maryland coach Cathy Reese said. “She is both a hard worker and a valiant competitor who achieved a great deal of success during her time at Maryland. We are excited to have yet another Terp embark into a career in coaching and wish her nothing but the best.”
“I was fortunate enough to be a part of a national championship team, and I know the amount of commitment and effort needed to get there. I plan on bringing that drive to Stetson lacrosse from the very beginning. My objective is to bring what I have learned throughout my playing career to the student-athletes of Stetson lacrosse so they can thrive, not only on the field, but off the field as well.”