Caili Guilday is in her second season at UT after being hired as the top assistant in the fall of 2018. Caili serves as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach for the Spartans.
In her first season as an assistant coach at the University of Tampa, Caili Guilday helped lead the Spartans to several firsts. The squad won a program-best 14 games as it finished 14-4 on the 2019 season. The squad also received a top 5 national ranking for the first time ever, climbing as high as No. 3 (5/3/19). With a 5-1 Sunshine State Conference record, she helped lead the Spartans to capture their first-ever SSC tournament championship, taking down No. 3 Rollins and No. 5 Florida Southern along the way. Additionally, for the first time in program history, two of her Spartans, Claire Swanson '20 and Carly Vaccaro '20 received IWLCA All-America honors, while Swanson was also named conference player of the year. The Spartans 2019 campaign came to an end when they were defeated in the NCAA tournament, the program's first appearance, by the No. 10 Queens Royals. The Spartans finished the season ranked No. 7 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
Guilday, a former women's lacrosse player at the University of Tampa graduated in December of 2016. Since graduating from UT, she has coached lacrosse at the various levels from youth to college. Most recently, she acted as the Interim Head Coach at Millersville University where she had previously assisted. Her primary responsibilities at Millersville included being the Defensive Coordinator and Goalie Coach for the Marauders. However, she additionally acted as a team trainer, operations personnel, and recruiting coordinator.
In addition to her role at Millersville University, Guilday also was influential in helping grow the sport of women's lacrosse through NXT Lacrosse Club. At NXT Lacrosse she served as the camp director and in 2017 was named NXT Coach of the Year.
As a student-athlete, Guilday was the starting goalkeeper and two-time team captain for an upstart Division I Stetson University program. She then transferred to Tampa where she played the 2015-16 season, earning All-Sunshine State Conference while setting Tampa's single-season record for saves and ground balls. At Stetson, Guilday was named All-Atlantic Sun in 2014 while leading Division I in saves, saves per game and ground balls per game. She was named the league's defensive player of the week three times in her career. Guilday also received the league's all-academic honors. In 2015-16, as a member of Tampa, she served as chair of the Team IMPACT Leadership Team.
Originally from Wallingford, Pennsylvania Guilday is excited to be back in Tampa and contribute to a program that she experienced first hand.