Rebecca Ferrell is in her third season as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at The George Washington University. Ferrell, a former star player at Vanderbilt University, spent the two seasons prior to her hire at GW as the head coach at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN, where she led the team to two straight state championship games.
Ferrell mentors the Colonials defenders, assists head coach Tara Hannaford with recruiting and helps run the day-to-day aspects of the program, including developing practice plans and scouting opponents.
Ferrell led Ravenwood to a 22-1 record in 2005, with its only loss coming in the state title game. In 2004, her first season as head coach, she guided the squad to its first appearance in the state championship game in just the second year of the program. That same season, Ferrell was selected to coach the Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Team and guided the team to a 3-2 record.
As a defender at Vanderbilt from 2000-04, Ferrell earned four letters and was a starter her final three seasons. She helped the Commodores to an appearance in the 2002 NCAA Championship and a No. 6 national ranking. Ferrell also was named to the SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 2002-03.
In addition to her coaching and playing experience, Ferrell has served as the director of training for Stickhead Lacrosse Nashville, LLC since March of 2004. In that capacity, she administers training sessions for local lacrosse coaches and also helps generate marketing strategies for the company's products and services.
Ferrell graduated with a bachelor's degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt in 2003 and resides in Ellicott City, MD.