Sara Kuhlman joined the women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2017 and is in her second season as a Paladin assistant in the 2018-19 year.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Sara to the program," said Whitten. "As a player and coach, she has been a part of new and extremely successful programs. Her drive and passion for the game was very apparent during the search process. The team has already taken to her excitement and energy for Furman lacrosse. We are looking forward to a great year with Sara in a new conference!"
Kuhlman joined Furman's staff after two seasons at Mercer, where she helped the Bears compile a 20-17 record and 11-7 mark in ASUN play in 2016 and 2017. Working primarily with the offense, Kuhlman coached attacker Erica Coyne to 74 goals over two seasons and midfielder Lindsey Zeltwanger to 80 goals.
Prior to her time at Mercer, Kuhlman spent a year at the University of Findlay. In 2015, Kuhlman helped guide the Oilers to an 8-10 season, which included a 5-2 record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play and a trip to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals. She also coached the GLIAC Midfielder and Attacker of the Year and the pair was named to the IWLCA second team all-North Region with Sarah Lankton also honored as an IWLCA third team All-American.
Kuhlman was a four-year starter and four-time All-Conference selection as a member of the inaugural class for High Point women's lacrosse. Kuhlman finished her career at High Point with 114 goals, 43 assists, 134 draw controls, 112 ground balls and 63 caused turnovers and, at the time of her graduation, owned the career draw controls record, ranked second in career ground balls, was third in career points, goals, caused turnovers and shots, and ranked fourth in career assists.
Kuhlman lead the Panthers to three conference championships, as well as NCAA Tournament bids in 2013 and 2014.
Kuhlman also garnered coaching experience as the co-head coach of Velocity Elite Lacrosse in Ohio for three years.
The Cincinnati, Ohio, native earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching from High Point in 2014.