Maddie Taghon begins her second year with the UMW women's lacrosse program as an assistant coach. In her first season with the Eagles, she helped lead them to a 16-5 overall record and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to UMW, Taghon worked for three years at Shenandoah University, helping lead the team from a 5-12 record in 2016 to 12-7 in 2018. She also coached the team to two semi-final ODAC tournament appearances and mentored the 2018 ODAC ROY and VA State ROY.
Taghon, a four year member and three year starter at Presbyterian (S.C.) College and team captain of the Blue Hose during her senior campaign, also worked for a year at Ampleforth College in England. In this role, she coordinated games, practices and travel itineraries for varsity, junior varsity, U15, U14 and elementary school teams at Ampleforth.
In addition, she taught lacrosse-based physical education lessons in both the elementary school as well as served as a teaching assistant in both the primary and senior schools.
Moore on Taghon, “Maddie’s passion, energy and commitment to the student-athlete experience is a perfect fit for our program. She is a truly dedicated teacher of the game and will fit seamlessly with our culture.”