Beth Hewitt, Associate Head Coach
Beth Hewitt enters her fourth year on the Vanderbilt lacrosse coaching staff as the associate head coach. In 2017, the Commodore defense stood tall after the implementation of the 90-second shot clock. The Dores allowed less than 10 goals five times last season and were 5-0 in those games. Against Butler, the Commodores allowed only four goals, the fewest since Feb. 7, 2015 against Kennesaw State. On Sept. 2, 2015, head coach Cathy Swezey promoted Hewitt to associate head coach after one year as the Commodores’ defensive coordinator.
Hewitt was hired in June 2014 due to her vast experience as a head coach, assistant coach and an All-American midfielder. Hewitt spent the past five years as a head coach at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., where she built the Dolphins into a Division II national power. In her five years at the helm, Le Moyne compiled an astonishing record of 71-19 (.789) with a 43-5 (.896) mark in the Northeast-10 Conference.
At North Carolina, she was an All-American, All-ACC selection and a four-year letter winner and midfielder. She led the Tar Heels in scoring her last two seasons. During her career, UNC claimed an ACC title and reached the NCAA Final Four. In addition to receiving her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at North Carolina and master’s degree from Oregon in Educational Leadership, Hewitt has worked extensively with Ameriprise Financial as a recruiter, Harrow Sports Inc. in the field of consulting and Brine in the area of marketing and sales. Beth and her husband, Erik, have a daughter, Keegan, and a son, Kaden.
Josh Willhite, Strength and Conditioning Coach