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KENOSHA, Wisc. — Laura Coffman announced that she’s stepping down from her position as Carthage College head women’s water polo coach to pursue other career opportunities.

“We are grateful for Coach Coffman’s dedication to Carthage College and our Woman’s Water Polo team,” said Carthage College Director of Athletics Michelle Manning. “We wish her the best as she pursues her next career in nursing.”

Coffman enlisted her services as Lady Reds head coach for the past four seasons, where she’s accumulated a 41-35 overall record. Over her four seasons at the helm, Coffman guided Carthage to a third-place finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Tournament on three occasions. She coached seven All-CWPA Division III recipients, three Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Americans and one CWPA Division III Rookie of the Year.

“Water Polo has been a huge part of my life since I first started playing in 1980,” said Coffman. “I have played and coached at all levels of the game. When all is done, I take with me the relationships and wonderful people I have met through this sport. I need to begin the next chapter in my life. I have wanted to train to become a nurse for many years, and I have begun my coursework full-time to pursue this goal. I am grateful to Carthage and to my players. I am most proud that I was able to support these athletes as they study to become future doctors, teachers and nurses. Truly, they have inspired me. In our experiences together we learn from each other, and that is such a wonderful gift.”

A search for the next Lady Reds head women’s water polo coach is underway.

Release courtesy Carthage College Athletics Communications

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