Salisbury University

Salisbury University Attn: Athletics Dept
1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801
Division 3 Maryland Northeast
Public Medium Developing team


Email coach

Jim Nestor

Jim Nestor enters his 21st season as head coach of the Salisbury women’s lacrosse team in 2022. Nestor has guided the Sea Gulls to four national championships, 17 conference championships and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Honors/Accomplishments as head coach at Salisbury

Four National Championships (2010, 2013-14, 2021)

Two Undefeated Seasons (2013, 2021)

Nine NCAA Finals appearances

18 NCAA Tournament appearances

17 Conference Championships

14 Conference Coach of the Year awards

Four-time IWLCA National Coach of the Year

Six-time IWLCA Chesapeake Region Coach of the Year

2018 ECAC Division III Coach of the Year

Alexis Strobel – National Player of the Year in 2021

12 National Position Players of the Year

Third-most wins amongst active coaches in Division III

Fourth-best winning percentage among active coaches in Division III

101-game conference regular-season winning streak (all-time Division III record)

45-game home regular-season winning streak (3/19/03-03/24/09)

48-game home winning streak (2/25/12-4/10/15) (Second longest in Division III history)

49-game regular-season winning streak (4/13/11- 4/16/14)

Coaching Career Prior to Salisbury

Nestor compiled a 73-20-1 record in six seasons with the Gannon women's lacrosse program. He guided the team to a winning season every year during the program's six-year history. Gannon won three straight ECAC championships from 1998-2000, and was named the co-national champion by the IWLCA following the 2000 season. Nestor was named the IWLCA's Division II Coach of the Year in 1996 and was recognized as the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year in 2000 by Gannon had 21 players recognized as IWLCA All-Americans during Nestor's tenure with the program. His coaching resume also includes stints at Frostburg State University (1991-92), Colby-Sawyer College (1992-94) and Lafayette College (1994). Nestor was the head coach at Colby-Sawyer for two seasons where his teams went 6-19.


Originally from Laurel, Md., Nestor received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Salisbury in 1990. He was a four-year letterman on the Sea Gull lacrosse and wrestling teams during his collegiate career. Nestor earned his master's degree in health and physical education at Frostburg State in 1992. His wife, Linda, is also a Salisbury graduate and was a four-year letter winner on the women's lacrosse team.

show more

Email coach

Allison Hynson

Allie Hynson joins the coaching staff in 2020 as a Graduate Assistant. Hynson was a 2018 graduate of Salisbury and played for Head Coach Jim Nestor.

show more
Soccer in College gave me a good point of reference for perspective coaches, somewhere I could direct them to see all of my data, in a well-organized, efficient manner. It was a good tool for my recruiting efforts.
- Thomas CurryWhat are others saying?