RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Field Hockey will have some help from "Down Under" this fall as Head Coach Laura Baker announced the addition of Lindsay Burrows to the coaching staff.
Burrows joins Baker and third-year assistant Lauren van de Kamp to round out the Black & Gold sidelines. He joins the Rams after spending last year at Robert Morris, where he helped guide the Colonials to their best season in school history.
"We're excited to have Lindsay on the sidelines with us this fall. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, both from the playing and coaching perspective. We can't wait for him to work with our student-athletes and help us take VCU Field Hockey to the next level," Baker said.
Last year with RMU, Burrows was a part of 11 wins, a school-record that shattered the old mark of eight. The Colonials also reached the postseason for the first time, reaching the MAAC Championship game.
Prior to coming stateside with RMU, Burrows piled up both playing and coaching experience at locations all over the world.
After starting his career as a midfielder, Burrows made the transition to a defender where he spent the majority of his career. Out of the many honors bestowed to Burrows at various levels of play, he earned the Player's Player Award for the Australian Country team in 2008.
Burrows spent time in the United Kingdom as well as the Netherlands both as a player and as a coach. During his time in the Netherlands, Lindsay helped his club achieve two championships, one as a player and the other as a coach. With both championships coming in the same year, the season became one of the most successful in the club's history.
Prior to accepting the position at RMU, Burrows worked in sport development with the local government in Australia. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sciences in 2004 from the University of Western Sydney.