Michelle Tumolo officially joined head coach Katrina Dowd’s staff on July 5, 2016. Tumolo brought with her a decorated career as both a player and a coach as she arrived in Eugene to help coordinate the offense for the Ducks.
Tumolo came to Oregon after three seasons as an assistant coach, spending 2016 with Syracuse, her alma mater, after two years at Florida. The Orange finished 2016 with 314 goals under Tumolo’s guidance, second-most in the nation, just one season after Tumolo helped Florida lead the NCAA in scoring with 15.52 goals per game.
Prior to joining the Gators as a coach in 2014, Tumolo enjoyed a decorated career as a player at Syracuse from 2010-13. Tumolo played in the Final Four three times in four seasons and, like Dowd, was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award as college player of the year in 2012.
Despite having her senior season cut short due to injury in 2013, Tumolo finished her collegiate career with 141 goals and 137 assists, ranking in Syracus’s career top 10 for goals, assists and points. Her assist total ranked ninth in NCAA history at the time Tumolo wrapped up her career.
Tumolo also brought to Oregon experience as an attacker on the U.S. National Team, which she competed for prior to arriving in Eugene and has played for since 2010. Tumolo has also been invited to try out for the national team that will compete for the World Cup in 2017.