DC Breeze Name Lauren Boyle Head Coach

Photo by Paul Rutherford – UltiPhotos.com

JANUARY 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC Breeze today announced that Lauren Boyle has been named head coach prior to the 2024 season. Boyle touts extensive experience playing and coaching ultimate frisbee, including serving as an assistant coach for the gold-medal winning USA U-24 Mixed National Team in 2018, 2019, and 2023, as head coach of Pittsburgh Temper 2021-2022, and most recently as an assistant coach of the 2023 Club National Champions Washington DC Truck Stop.

“It’s safe to say we got our number one,” General Manager Sean Banks said. “After our first conversation with Lauren, it was clear she’s a perfect fit to lead the team, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her on board.”

Boyle takes over at the helm of the Breeze, replacing longtime head coach Darryl Stanley. She becomes the first woman-matching head coach in team history, and in her first season coaching in the Ultimate Frisbee Association (UFA), she’ll be tasked with leading a DC Breeze squad that has aspirations of reaching its first-ever Championship Weekend in 2024. Breeze ownership believes she has what it takes to vault the club to new heights and finally bring a UFA championship to The District.

“I am excited to join the Breeze this season. There is so much greatness with this program from the athletes, organization, fans and overall DC community,” Boyle said. “My plan as head coach is to reinforce the good and keep building upon the numerous strengths to become a force of excellence.”

The 2024 preseason is fully underway and Boyle and her staff will be conducting open tryouts to make the 2024 roster next month. Tryouts will be held at The Fields at RFK on February 10-11 and February 17-18; registration is live now at watchufa.com/breeze/2024-tryouts.

The Breeze return to game action in late April 2024. The UFA regular season runs through the end of July with playoffs beginning immediately following the conclusion of the regular season, and Championship Weekend will once again take place in mid-to-late August. The full schedule will be released in February. Season tickets for the 2024 Breeze season are available at thedcbreeze.com/tickets.


About Lauren Boyle 
Coaching career:
2024 DC Breeze, DC Truck Stop Men’s Club
2023 DC Truck Stop (Assistant) National Champion
2023 Team USA U-24 Mixed National Team (Assistant) Gold Medalist and Spirit Award Recipient
2021 Team USA U-24 National Team (Assistant) (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2021-2022 Pittsburgh Temper Men’s Club (Finished 8th at USAU Club Nationals in 2021, best finish in club history) 
2019 Team USA U-24 Mixed National Team (Assistant) Gold Medalist
2019-2021 Pittsburgh Danger Women’s Collegiate
2019 Milwaukee Mixed Youth Club
2018 Team USA U-24 Mixed National Team (Assistant) Gold Medalist
2018 Colorado Small Batch Women’s Club
2015 Team USA U-23 Women's National Team (Assistant) Silver Medalist and Spirit Award Recipient
2015 Zombie Ice Cream Women’s Community Club
2014-2017 Colorado-Boulder Collegiate Club; Semifinalist and Co-Coach of the Year Honors
2011 Colorado Girls Youth Club

Playing career:
2019 Washington DC Scandal Women's Club
2011-2017 Denver Molly Brown Women's Club; Captained Two Years & Two-Time National Semifinalist
2010 Denver/Boulder Jackwagon Women's Club
2009 Rare Air Women’s Club
2005-2008 Northern Arizona University Jines in the Pines Collegiate Women’s Club

About The DC Breeze
The DC Breeze are a professional ultimate frisbee organization and member of the Ultimate Frisbee Association (UFA), the first and largest professional ultimate frisbee league in the world. Founded in 2012, the UFA consists of 24 teams located across the USA and Canada. The DC Breeze began play in 2013, and have qualified for the postseason in seven of the last eight seasons. The Breeze play their home games at Carlini Field on the campus of Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. The mission of the team and the league is to increase the visibility of one of North America’s fastest growing sports by creating fun, family-friendly events that showcase the excitement and athleticism of ultimate frisbee being played at its highest level and providing inspiration for people of all ages to actively participate. To learn more, visit thedcbreeze.com.