Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe - Learning Confrontation, Instilling Confidence, and Her Coaching Philosophy


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Today on the show we have the head coach of JMU women’s lacrosse, Coach Klaes-Bawcombe. Coach Klaes-Bawcombe is a graduate of JMU. As a player, she was a two time all-American and two-time all CAA. She’s a member of the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame. As a coach, Coach Klaes Bawcombe started her career at JMU as a graduate assistant before moving on the be the assistant coach, and then the head coach of Hofstra University. She then returned to be the head coach at her alma mater. She’s now the all-time winningest coach in JMU lacrosse history. Her teams have had 7 NCAA championship appearances. She was named the national coach of the year by in 2010. She’s a five-time CAA coach of the year, a five-time CAA champion, and last but not least, JMU won the 2018 NCAA championship. This is the programs first in its history. This was such an inspiring conversation. You can hear Coach Klaes-Bawcombes passion for the sport, and coaching come through in her answers. We got a chance to talk how she learned to handle confrontation as a head coach, her personal coaching philosophy, how she instills confidence in her players and much more. The GameChanger Lacrosse Podcast is about talking to people who have dedicated their life to the game of lacrosse and learning about who they are, how they got to where they are today, and what they do to improve themselves and their teams. Be sure to follow us on twitter, @GCSports. And, if you’re a coach, a parent or you run a travel or club team, check out GameChanger Team Manager in the app store. Its the essential, all-in-one, scheduling and communication app for lacrosse coaches and parents. Unlike other team apps, GameChanger Team Manager is free, easy to use, and doesn’t serve ads. Learn more at

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