Women's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Jana Drummond
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Alma Mater: University of Oregon '13
Experience: 3 Years

Jana Drummond completed her fourth season as the women's lacrosse assistant coach at Marist College in 2017. She directs, implements, and coordinates multiple types of defenses for the Red Foxes and coaches the team's draw specialists. Previously she was an undergraduate assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Oregon, for the 2013 season.

Drummond has helped develop a pair of nationally ranked players in midfielder Hailey Wagner and goalkeeper Abigail Witczak. Wagner set the program's single-season draw controls record with 136 in 2017 and was in the top 10 in the country for the second consecutive year. With Drummond's help, Wagner led the MAAC and was sixth in the nation in draw controls per game. In 2016, Wagner was one of four freshmen in the top 30 in total draw controls. Witczak was voted the first ever MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year last season and ranked first in the conference and in the top 10 in the country saves (third), saves per game (eighth), and save percentage (10th). Witczak was also named to the ECAC All-Second Team and selected to the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game.

Academically, Drummond has helped Marist achieve a team grade point average of 3.4 or above in seven of the last eight semesters.

As the lone assistant on Marist's 2016 coaching staff Drummond led a Red Foxes squad that finished in the top three in the MAAC in goals (10.82), assists (5.53) and points (16.35) per game. Marist's defense ranked second in the conference with 7.88 saves per game and fourth with a .415 save percentage.

During the 2015 season, Drummond led a Red Foxes defensive unit that finished fourth in the MAAC in scoring defense, collected 15 ground balls per game and caused 6.8 turnovers per game. Marist also finished with an .826 clear percentage. 

In 2014, Drummond coached a Marist defense that allowed just 8.67 goals per game en route to Marist's first MAAC regular season championship in program history. Marist finished second in the MAAC in draw controls won (13.28), ground balls per game (18.44), and scoring defense. Goalkeeper and MAAC Rookie of the Year Abigail Witczak finished second in the conference for goals against average (8.43), third for save percentage (.453), and sixth for saves (112). 

Drummond played four years of collegiate lacrosse at Oregon, where she was a three-year co-captain from 2009-11. She ranks in the top five in many career and single-season statistical categories. She is Oregon's all-time leading scorer with 146 goals, second in draw controls (156), third in points (183), and fifth in ground balls (102). Her 61 caused turnovers are tied for fifth in program history with her twin sister, Jess Drummond. In the 2010 season, Drummond finished with 43 goals, the second highest single-season total in school history. Her 57 draw controls in 2012 was the second highest single-season total in program history and she scored the most goals in a single game in Ducks' history.  

Drummond was a three-time First-Team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection and was the MPSF Co-Newcomer of the Year during her freshman campaign. During her senior season she was also named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team, Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Regional squad and MPSF All-Academic Team.

Drummond received her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Oregon before earning her master's degree in school psychology from Marist in 2016. During her graduate studies she interned at Newburgh Free Academy where she implemented a system-wide mindfulness curriculum. She has used these same techniques to help some of the Red Foxes get focused and stay calm throughout the season. Drummond also presented her research at the New York Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference.

Originally from Nashua, New Hampshire, Drummond currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York.