Ricky Fried, the head women's lacrosse coach at Georgetown University, was named the head coach for the U.S. women's national team in 2009. Fried was an assistant coach for the U.S. team that captured the 2009 FIL World Cup in the Czech Republic.
In six seasons as the head coach at Georgetown, Fried has led the Hoyas to a record of 75-36, four Big East conference championships and two trips to the NCAA quarterfinals. In 2010, the Hoyas went 13-6, won the Big East tournament and reached the NCAA tournament. Before becoming the head coach at Georgetown, Fried was an assistant coach at the school in 2003 and 2004.
Prior to Georgetown, Fried was an assistant coach at Johns
Hopkins University for nine seasons. While at the school, Fried
served as the recruiting coordinator and helped build Hopkins into
a Division I Top 20 program.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), Fried was an All-American midfielder for the Retrievers lacrosse team. As a senior, he served as team captain, was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned the team's Leadership Award. He was named to UMBC's All-Time Team in 1990. Fried arrived at Hopkins following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the Gilman School. He also played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings from 1989 through 1992 and the Baltimore Thunder from 1993 through 1994 and 1997.
Fried is also active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and is currently the organization's vice president. He serves on its ethics and recruiting tournaments committees. Additionally, he is the chair of the Regional All-American Committee and is a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Committee.