Taryn Burkholder
Taryn Burkholder
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 315-684-6825
Email: burkhote@morrisville.edu
Previous College: Niagara University '12

Taryn Burkholder returns to Morrisville State College as head coach of the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2017.

Burkholder returns to sidelines she once called home, having served as assistant coach during 2014-15, when the team captured its first ever North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Title and NCAA Division III Tournament bid. Morrisville State repeated their championship reign this past season.

Following her stint with the Mustangs, Burkholder took charge as head coach of the Muskingum University program, and across two seasons posted an overall record of 12-22. Burkholder led the Fighting Muskies to their first ever victory, its first ever out-of-state win and first ever Ohio Athletic Conference win.

Burkholder originally came to Morrisville State from Buffalo State, where she served as assistant coach of the women’s lacrosse program for the 2013-14 season with former Morrisville State head coach Kelsey Schwan. While at Buffalo, she assisted the program to an overall 8-7 record against several top ranked teams, with one of the program’s victories coming against 16th ranked SUNY Brockport.

Prior to her stint with Buffalo State, Burkholder spent a year with her alma mater, Niagara University (Division I), on the sidelines in an assistant capacity, working primarily with the defensive unit.

Burkholder anchored the Purple Eagle defensive unit over the course of four years, three as a starter. For two seasons she served as captain, leading the team in ground balls and caused turnovers her final season.

The West Seneca, N.Y. native continues to be active in the lacrosse community, having served in a coaching capacity with the Pure Heart Lacrosse Club and Hamburg Knights Lacrosse Clubs in the Buffalo area for more than three years.
Throughout high school she starred in the midfield for West Seneca West, earning All-League honors throughout her career and All-Western New York honors as a senior. In 2007 Burkholder was selected as an alternate for the Empire State team.
Burkholder earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Niagara University in 2012.