BROOKLINE, Mass. - Newbury College Director of Athletics, Jonathan Harper, announced today the resignation of C.J Haase as Women's Lacrosse Coach and Senior Woman Administrator. Haase has been selected as Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at the University of the District of Columbia, an NCAA Division II institution. She will begin her new assignment on November 15.
"I wish C.J the best of luck in her new position at UDC," said Harper. "Her leadership in the Newbury Department of Athletics as Senior Woman Administrator will be missed. I have no doubt that she will step up to the challenge of coaching in Division II."
Haase was the architect of the Newbury Women's Lacrosse program that began its varsity competition last season. During her three years of service at Newbury, Haase served as an admissions counselor and was moved to the Department of Athletics full-time over a year ago. Over the past 12 months, she was appointed to the Senior Woman Administrator and represented the Nighthawks at New England Collegiate Conference meetings and, most recently, the Women Leaders in College Athletics Convention.
"It has been an honor working with the Newbury Athletic Department under the incredible guidance of Athletic Director Harper," said Haase. "This was a difficult decision to make, but the support of my team and my co-workers allowed me to make the right move. The team and I have laid the ground work for them to be successful and I can not wait to see what the future has in store for them. I will always be cheering on the Nighthawks!"
Haase will be taking over a UDC which is entering it's fifth season of competition.
An immediate national search for her replacement has begun.
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.