Maura Conant is entering her fourth year as the head women's lacrosse coach at Franciscan University. Conant has been with the program since it's inception in 2012, starting the program as the inaugural head coach for the 2013 season.
During her tenure, the Lady Barons are 6-36 and have improved on their win total each season. Conant has guided the women's lacrosse team to a pair of IWLCA team acadmeic awards and four individual honors.
In 2015, the Lady Barons scored 129 goals, the best single-season total for FUS.
Conant grew up in Stirling, N.J., and played field hockey for four years during high school. While attending The County College at Morris in New Jersey, she taught physical education for grades K-12 from 2005-2008 at Koinonia Academy in Plainfield, N.J. In 2006, Conant established two girls’ club field hockey teams at the academy, and coached them for two years.
Conant transfered Franciscan University in 2008 and, earning a BA in history and MA in counseling. In addition to working as head coach, Conant serves as the Coordinator of Sports Information and Compliance Education.
Conant is also a coach with True Lacrosse Pittsburgh, a Pittsburgh area youth and highschool club lacrosse program.