Former Binghamton attacker from Watertown, Brianne Arthur, now takes on the role of FLG’s 2027 white team head coach. When she’s not coaching the FLG team, she doubles as the assistant coach for the Canisius women’s lacrosse team.
A: My favorite part about coaching the next generation is that this is many of the kids first exposure to lacrosse. I strive to provide an atmosphere that is encouraging and fun, so each athlete has the opportunity to fall in love with the game.
Q: What inspired you to begin coaching?
A: What inspired me to begin coaching is that I get to give back to the game that has provided me with so many opportunities, memories and life lessons.
Q: During your time eat Binghamton what was the most valuable lesson you learned about being an athlete?
A: As a student-athlete, I learned many life lessons. To me, the most valuable is simply not giving up, no matter how many obstacles you face. Whether it is an injury, a bad test grade, or feeling the pressure of performing on the field and in the classroom – persevering through the challenge will prove how dedicated you are to yourself and your teammates.
Q: How does coaching the Canisius team differ from coaching your FLG team?
A: Although coaching at both levels allows me to be a mentor for my players, the age group is the biggest difference because both are crucial points in their personal development.
Coaching at Canisius, the athletes were young adults so we worked a lot on their academic and emotional development. While with FLG, I work with the kids on team work, communication and hard work – all important parts of the development of a 6th grader.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from either a former coach or fellow coaching staff?
A: The best piece of advice I have received is just to have fun! Sports shouldn’t be stressful – it should be the best part of your day every day.
Q: When you’re not playing or coaching on the field, what’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
A: My favorite thing to do in my free time is anything outside – hiking, working out, going to the beach.
Q: When pressure’s on, what does your go-to pep-talk sound like in the huddle?
A: “We got this! Have fun out there.”
Q: What’s your personal favorite sports memory?
A: My favorite sports memory is from my fifth year at Binghamton, when we made it to the America East Tournament. It was awesome to see all of our hard work pay off.
Q: Lastly, what do you look forward to most about the upcoming season?
A: I look forward to seeing all my players grow on and off the field! I have a great group of girls and I am excited to continue coaching them this upcoming season.