Head coach Jake McHerron enters his fourth season at the helm of the Siena women's lacrosse program. In 2005, he helped steer the Saints to a share of the MAAC regularseason Championship with a 6-1 conference record. After a 5-12 record in his first season, McHerron more than doubled his win total during the championship run in 2006 with an 11-7 overall record. In the three seasons prior to his arrival, the women's lacrosse program had a 3-40 record with just one league win in that span.
McHerron, the 2004 MAAC Co-Coach of the Year, has coached six All-Conference Selections, five of whom were First Team honorees. This list also includes the 2004 MAAC Rookie of the Year, Michelle Eide. In addition, McHerron has mentored 18 All-Academic Team nominees. McHerron was name Coach of the Year in 2005 after guiding the Saints to a program-best 11 wins.
Prior to being named head coach at Siena, McHerron served as the Head Coach at Regis University in Denver for five years. While at Regis, he guided his 2002 squad to a 12th place finish nationally, amongst Division II institutions. For his efforts, he was a finalist for NCAA Division II Coach of the Year.
McHerron also has coaching experience at the high school and club levels. In 1995 he was instrumental in helping start two women's lacrosse programs in central New York, while earning Coach of the Year recognition for leading his varsity Homer High School team to a Section III Championship. McHerron has also served as the head coach of the Hitchin Lacrosse Club and Luton Sprites Lacrosse Club in England.
McHerron graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences in 1994. He went on to pursue a master's degree in Physical Education in 2001 from the University of Northern Colorado.
As a standout goalie for the University of Arizona, McHerron led the nation in save percentage in back-to-back years (1993 and 1994). He was named a 1993 USILA All-Star and was a WCLL All-Star in 1990, 1992 and 1993. McHerron was also an alternate in the North/South game in 1993.
Jake resides in Scotia, N.Y. with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Abigail and Ty.