Kelly Orr Steps Down as Cortland Women's Lacrosse Coach

PHOTO BY RICH BARNES

Orr captured an NCAA Division III title in 2015.


SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse head coach Kelly Orr is stepping down from her position with the Red Dragons after seven years. A search will be conducted in the near future for her successor.
 
Orr came to Cortland in the 2014-15 school year and posted a combined record of 85-20 (.810). Her 2020 campaign was cut short after three games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she was out on maternity leave in the spring of 2021 and did not coach during the season.
 
Orr was named the IWLCA Division III National Coach of the Year, Empire Region Coach of the Year, ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year and SUNYAC Coach of the Year in 2015 after guiding the Red Dragons to a 22-1 record and the NCAA Division III title. Cortland finished 21-1 in 2016, winning its first 21 games before falling in the national semifinals. In all, Orr’s teams won four SUNYAC titles and made four NCAA tournament appearances.
 
“I want to thank the administration for believing that I was the right fit for the program back in 2014,” said Orr. “We’ve had a lot of team success on the field, but the bigger successes have been the breakthroughs and relationships built off the field. To each of the girls I’ve had the honor of coaching, thank you. You’ve all made a huge impact on my life, and I can’t wait to continue following along and keeping in touch.
 
“Also, I have so much respect for all the coaches who have not only worked beside me with the women’s lacrosse program, but all of the athletic programs at Cortland. We have all embraced different challenges throughout the years, and it’s been so great to be able to bounce ideas off one another, be a listening ear and support one another. I wish all of the coaches continued success and am so thankful our paths have crossed. Best of luck to all those who put on a Cortland jersey, because as we know, it truly is ‘One Team, One Family’ here.”
 
Prior to Cortland, Orr served as women’s lacrosse head coach from 2011-14 at Keuka College, where she posted a 52-11 overall record, including a 32-1 mark in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.







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