CASTLETON, Vt. – Deanna Tyson, Associate Dean for Athletics and Recreation at Castleton University, has announced that Allyson Baribault (pronounced Bare-a-balt) has accepted an offer to become the new head coach of the Castleton women's lacrosse program, effective August 6, 2018.
Baribault comes to Castleton from SUNY Oneonta, where she was the interim head coach for one year after serving as an assistant coach for a season. In her two years at Oneonta, the Red Dragons posted an 18-14-1 record (.561), including a 9-6 mark within the SUNYAC, and qualified for the conference tournament in both seasons.
Baribault graduated from Plymouth State University in 2013, where she was a two-sport student-athlete in ice hockey and lacrosse. As a goalie, she helped the Panther lacrosse program to a four-year record of 42-19 (.689), including three first-place finishes in the Little East Conference regular season standings.
"Allyson's experience both as a student-athlete and as a coach are important as she leads the women's lacrosse program towards the transition into the Little East Conference," said Tyson. "I look forward to seeing how she helps the current and future student-athletes handle this significant change."
Since receiving her bachelor's degree in social studies education from Plymouth State, Baribault has spent time as an assistant coach at her alma mater as well as at Wesleyan University and Post University, both in Connecticut. She has spent the past few summers working various camps, specializing in one-on-one instruction with goalies.
"I would like to thank Deanna Tyson and the entire search committee for giving me the privilege to lead this program. I would also like to thank my coaching mentors for their support and guidance over the years. I am looking forward to returning to Vermont and can't wait to get started working with the Spartans. I think the players and I will be very happy to be a part of this exciting new beginning," said Baribault.
The Castleton women's lacrosse program enters the Little East Conference starting in 2018-19 after winning seven straight North Atlantic Conference titles and accompanying NCAA Tournament berths. The Spartans have posted a winning record in 11 straight seasons, including an 11-7 mark last spring.
Castleton University - Allyson Baribault named new women's lacrosse head coach.