Ciara Thurlow, Head Coach
Halley Griggs, Associate Head Coach
Mackenzie Kirkup, Assistant Coach
About Ciara Thurlow
GFA girls lacrosse head coach Ciara Thurlow is starting her third year with the program. Her 2019 team finished as the FAA runners-up.
In addition to coaching at GFA, Thurlow is the vice president of Darien Youth Lacrosse, where she serves as the head coach for Darien's U14 Team, which has won seven of the last eight CONNY Championships.
Formerly the co-head coach at Wilton High School (2002–10), Thurlow helped lead the Warriors to four FCIAC championships and a pair of Connecticut state championships.
In 2006, she was named the Connecticut Coach of the Year, and three years later, she was inducted into the Wilton High Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Thurlow was honored as a YMCA Woman of Distinction.
Thurlow, who is co-founder of Triple Threat lacrosse, was a four-year letter winner at Villanova University.
About Halley Griggs
Halley Griggs is entering her third season as associate head coach of the GFA girls' lacrosse team, alongside head coach Ciara Thurlow.
Griggs also serves as a co-owner of Triple Threat Lacrosse and is currently the women's director at Inside Lacrosse.
A four-time All-American at Syracuse University and U.S. National Team midfielder, Griggs helped guide the Orange to two NCAA semifinals and two NCAA quarterfinal appearances, capturing a pair of BIG EAST Championships along the way.
Griggs currently ranks in Syracuse's top 10 for career points (246), goals (207), draws (166) and caused turnovers (96).
She also serves as a women's color analyst and sideline reporter for lacrosse coverage via ESPN and NCAA.com.
2021 FAA Regular Season Runners-up
2019 FAA Tournament Runners-up
2018 Class B Invitational Semifinals
2018 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2017 FAA Tournament Runners-up
2016 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2015 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2014 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2013 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2012 FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2012 Regular Season Runner-up
2004 Western New England Champions
2004 WNEPSA Regular Season Champions