Director of Athletics Sue Cabot has announced that Stephanie Bissett will be the new head varsity girls lacrosse coach at Loomis Chaffee.
Stephanie joins the Loomis Chaffee community after an impressive tenure at the Wheeler School in Rhode Island, where she served as the head coach of girls lacrosse and girls basketball, taught physical education, and worked as a class dean.
Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where she was a four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team and was named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team, the All-Northeast Regional Team, and the All-Big East Second Team. She also was named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll four times. After Syracuse, she earned a master’s degree in sport leadership from Northeastern University.
As a high school athlete, Stephanie helped her girls lacrosse team at Mt. Hebron High School in Maryland to three consecutive national championships. She also played soccer and basketball; earned All-County, All-State, All-American, and All-Tournament nods each year in lacrosse; and was named Mt. Hebron’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of the Loomis Chaffee community. The girls lacrosse program has a long history of success and proven to be one of the best within the Founders League and area. It is my hope to continue that tradition of success, while also challenging ourselves to compete against teams outside the league and area that are competing at high levels. There is a lot of talent at Loomis and I look forward to raising the bar of expectations and watching these amazing young women maximize their potential as strong female student-athletes,” said Bissett.
On the Island, Stephanie will work as an associate athletic director, help with the girls basketball program and the underclassman leadership program, and live in Kravis Hall.