Kim McNemar, who guided two public school girls lacrosse programs to state championships, has been named the new lacrosse coach at Roland Park.
McNemar, who most recently coached South River from 2001 to 2013, is the only coach in Maryland state tournament history to win state championships with two different teams. She led South River to the Class 4A-3A title in 2009 and Catonsville to the Class 2A-1A title in 1996. Those are the only state championships those programs have won.
Already on the academic staff at Roland Park, McNemar teaches a college prep course and has been the junior varsity lacrosse coach for two seasons as well as a junior varsity field hockey assistant coach.
"I am excited to build upon the accomplishments of the varsity team and plan to leverage that success while continuing to promote a positive lacrosse culture throughout the RPCS community," McNemar said in a statement.
She takes over for Kristen Nicolini and Reagan Koffel, who led the Reds to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship three times in the past five seasons. The No. 3 Reds fell to No. 1 McDonogh, 15-14, in last month's final. Sisters who played for Roland Park, they posted an 81-53 record with the Reds, before leaving to devote more time to their young families.
McNemar, who will be an assistant coach for the South team in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse girls game July 3 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, also coaches club lacrosse. She is head coach of the M&D Lacrosse Club's 2020 team.
"Kim knows the school community well and is committed to our athletic program. She sets high expectations for her students and players and we are fortunate to have her experience and expertise. We look forward to having her on the sidelines for the Reds next spring," said Jean Waller Brune, Roland Park's head of school.