Kuhl-McClelland Takes Over at St. Paul's School

Dr. Gillespie announced that Brooke Kuhl-McClelland, former varsity coach at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County and one of the top girls' lacrosse coaches in the country, will join the staff at St. Paul's School for Girls as head varsity lacrosse coach. A proponent of team coaching, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland will bring her own coaching staff to SPSG, including Tommy McClelland and Kelly Murphy, her assistant coaches at Mount Hebron.

With 19 years of experience in girls' lacrosse, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland led Mount Hebron to a remarkable 152/15 record, including three national records and six state championships. She was named girls' lacrosse Coach of the Decade in 2010 by TopoftheCircle.com.

Looking for a new challenge after heading up the Hebron varsity lacrosse program for nine years, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland signed on with SPSG in early August. She is excited to be involved with what she recognizes as a "historic lacrosse program" on a campus with "outstanding athletic facilities." Well-known as a competitive coach who does not like to lose, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland says she is a strong believer in supporting her players to not only meet challenges on the lacrosse field but also, and equally important, in their daily lives. Heavily involved with the college recruiting process, she has, over the years, helped 63 girls acquire Division I scholarships, and coached 14 All Americans, two U19 players, and seven Howard County Players of the Year.

A resident of Lutherville, a graduate of Dulaney High School and Towson University, and a dancer by training who did not play lacrosse in either high school or college, Ms. Kuhl-McClelland is the lead dance teacher for Howard County. She says her proudest achievements are being named "Teacher of the Year" for Howard County in 2006-2007 and leading the Mount Hebron varsity lacrosse team for five years as the number 1 team in the nation with a 104-game winning streak.

Ms. Kuhl-McClelland is eager to embrace Gator lacrosse and SPSG. She and her staff plan to be on campus this fall, participating in school activities and getting to know the girls. Her main goal for the spring 2011 season is to bring "the winning tradition back to SPSG."

She says, "Tommy, Kelly, and I are elated to join the family at SPSG. From the moment we stepped on the campus, we felt it was the right fit for us. We felt so welcomed, energized, and appreciated by everyone we met. The student-athletes we interacted with were outstanding young women, and we feel blessed with an opportunity to be part of their lives. We can't wait to get started!"

2010-08-19



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