Laura Lageman enters her 24th year of serving the College of Charleston Athletic Department. A fixture for the Cougars over that time, Lageman has served in a variety of capacities during her time in Charleston.
Currently, she is an Associate Athletics Director and the Senior Woman Administrator. Her responsibilities include the supervision of 13 teams as well as Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning and Finance and Academics.
She joined the College of Charleston in 1989 when she took over the reins of the volleyball program. An NAIA program at the time, Lageman oversaw two years of transition to the NCAA Division I level in 1991. She continued to serve as head coach for five more seasons as the Cougars joined the Trans America Athletic Conference, now the Atlantic Sun, compiling a 188-92 overall record. At the Division I level, her record stands at 136-67 and includes two TAAC Coach of the Year awards. She garnered those awards following a first place finish and 28-11 record in 1992 and a 27-8 record in 1994. In 1995, she served on the NCAA District 4 Volleyball Advisory Committee. Lageman also served as an Adjunct Instructor in the Physical Education Department from 1989-95.
In 1990, she was named Assistant Athletic Director and assisted as Compliance Coordinator. She also assisted with budget responsibilities. In 1992, Lageman was elevated to her current position of Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. Her main responsibilities include overseeing financial operations and supervising coaches and staff. She has also taught a Freshman Seminar for Student-Athletes for the past 11 years.
Prior to coming to Charleston, Lageman served as head volleyball and assistant basketball coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She also served as the Assistant Director of Physical Education and Recreation.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Lageman played volleyball collegiately at SUNY Oswego and SUNY College at Buffalo. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1982 with a double major in Business Studies and Business/Distributive Education and a minor in coaching. She received her Master's Degree in Sport Management from the University of Florida.