Kara McMahon has been named the varsity girls’ lacrosse head coach at University School of Milwaukee. She replaces former head coach Samantha Adey, who recently relocated to Minneapolis with her family.
McMahon brings a long history of experience to the team. Prior to arriving at USM in 2021, she served as the girls’ varsity lacrosse coach for W.T. Clarke High School in Long Island, New York for five years. She served as USM’s Middle School girls’ lacrosse coach during the 2021–22 school year, during which time she worked closely with USM’s varsity coaches and familiarized herself with the school’s program. USM’s girls’ lacrosse team won the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation State Championship for the second year in a row in June, finishing the season 19-1 as the top team in Wisconsin and the number seven team in the Midwest.
Originally from Westbury, New York, McMahon started playing lacrosse at a young age and starred at W.T. Clarke High School, where she was an all-Long Island conference player as a junior and senior. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and played club lacrosse while a student there.
McMahon also holds a master’s of counseling from Fordham University, and a degree in educational administration from Hofstra University. She has worked in schools as a counselor and full-time substitute teacher, and has coached soccer, volleyball, and basketball in addition to lacrosse.
Kara resides in Mequon, Wisconsin with her children, Brady, Jack, and Luke, her husband, Tim, and their yellow lab, Reggie.