Courtesy of Dominican University, Sports Information Department
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Erick Baumann, director of athletics at Dominican University, announced on Friday that the university has hired Ellen Lord for the Stars' current opening of Coordinator of Athletic Recruitment/Head Women's Soccer Coach. With over nine years of coaching experience at the collegiate levels and nearly twenty years experience as a soccer coach, Lord brings a wealth of experience with her to the NCAA Division III institution located in River Forest, Ill.
"We are excited to get Ellen on our campus," said Baumann. "Her professional experience in coaching, sales and administration has prepared her to step in and immediately have an impact on our department as a recruiter as well as on our women's soccer program as a coach."
Most recently, Lord spent the 2009 season at Ole Miss as an assistant coach with the Rebels with responsibilities in recruiting and working with the team's goalkeepers. During that season, the Rebels ranked as high as 17th in the nation and posted a 0.64 goals against average under Lord's tutelage.
Prior to Ole Miss, Lord spent three seasons with the Miami University (OH) RedHawks as an assistant coach.
Lord's experience as a head coach goes back to the 2003 when she spent one season as a head coach at Wesleyan College in Georgia. There Lord split time as the interim director of athletics as well as the head women's soccer coach and head women's tennis coach.
At Dominican, Lord inherits a women's soccer program that posted a program-best 15-5-1 overall record and competed in the Northern Athletics Conference Women's Soccer Tournament Championship for the third time in the last four seasons.
"From the very beginning of the process," said Lord, "I felt like Dominican was a good fit. I'm excited to join a great staff and work with an amazing group of young women."
As a player, Lord played collegiately at Grove City College, a Division III institution in Pennsylvania, for two seasons before transferring to Kentucky University and lettering for two seasons with the Wildcats as a walk-on goalkeeper.