Theresa Ingram
Theresa Ingram
College: Maryland (1994)
Position: Head Coach
Theresa Ingram heads into her sixth year at the helm of the Brown lacrosse program with confidence that her hard work and attention to rebuilding is paying off. Ingram is eager to get the 2004 season underway, with a goal of breaking into the top 20.

Ingram came to Brown in 1998 from Duke University where she served as the first assistant of the newly formed varsity program from 1995-1998. A 1994 graduate of the perennial power and seven-time defending national champions, the University of Maryland, Ingram knows what it takes to be a winner. During her playing career, she was a two-time Academic All-American choice as well as a four-time Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll selection. During her playing career, she helped lead the Terrapins to four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, three of which ended with a berth in the national championship contest. In 1992, she helped pace Maryland to its first NCAA Championship in the 90's, scoring a goal in the championship game. She tallied four goals in the 1994 NCAA Final Four and was named to the All-Tournament Team to complete her successful collegiate career.

Ingram quickly emerged as one of the outstanding young assistants in the country while at Duke, helping the program to improve at a rapid pace. In just three years she helped Duke to rise quickly into the ranks of the nation's elite. In Ingram's final season in Durham, the team earned its first NCAA Tournament bid, along with a Final Four appearance to follow the next year.

Ingram has embraced the challenge of taking the Brown program to new heights. Recruiting has been a key focus since her arrival. Last year's senior class was the first recruiting class that Ingram brought to Brown. Seeing Bekah Rottenberg '03 finish 7th in alltime scoring and have a 1st Team All-Ivy senior year is something she hopes to see more of her players aspire towards. The 2004 roster reflects not only an experienced and powerful senior class, but a team with very strong young players and attractive depth. In facing very difficult opponents in and out of the league, year after year, Ingram is confident that her team has a better understanding of what it takes to be a Top 20 team in today's game.

The 31-year-old Ingram not only has impressive coaching experience, but her passion for the game led her to six years with the United States National Team. In 2000, Ingram was selected as one of the 16 members to represent the United States on the Australian Tour in preparation for the 2001 World Cup. Unfortunately, Ingram was unable to make the trip due to a serious knee injury. After an impressive recovery from the injury, Ingram was then selected as one of the alternates to the 2001 World Cup Team. Ingram was proud to see her teammates bring home the Cup after beating Australia to win it all. Ingram still chooses to be an active participant in the game that has brought so much to her life.

Ingram, originally born in Northern California, has a vested interest in helping the national growth of lacrosse. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and Ingram believes camps and clinics are one way to assist in this growth. Having lived in lacrosse hotbed, Baltimore, Maryland, for half of her life, she realizes the importance of strengthening other regions across the nation. It wasn't until moving to Maryland, that she actually set eyes on the sport of Head Coach Theresa Ingram lacrosse. In order to provide opportunity to the northeastern lacrosse enthusiasts, Ingram has started two Brown Lacrosse Camps, as well as yearly player and coaches clinics. Ingram has assisted in directing some of the East/West Sports Camps, which run camps in many of the newer lacrosse regions, particularly out west. Year after year, Ingram can be found eagerly instructing at various camps and clinics for players and coaches throughout the country.

Ingram has proven herself at all levels and has the ability to put Brown on the map as a perennial power in women's lacrosse. "She brings with her a history of success, which she has achieved at every level of competition - as a coach, " said Brown Athletic Director David Roach upon her coming to College Hill.

Ingram now resides in Barrington, RI.