On April 3, 2017, Megan Jessee was named the ninth head coach in women's soccer program history. Jessee arrived at Rhode Island after spending the previous nine seasons as an assistant coach at Wake Forest.
While with the Demon Deacons, Jessee was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women's soccer program. She worked with the Demon Deacon goalkeepers, totaling 86 shutouts during her tenure - including 15 shutouts in 2009 and 14 in 2011, which rank as the two highest totals in school history.
Jessee helped guide Wake Forest to the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference team title and six NCAA Championship appearances. In 2009, the Demon Deacons program reached historic heights, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship and finishing with a final national ranking of No. 8 in the country.
Prior to her time at Wake Forest, Jessee spent a year as the women's soccer graduate assistant at Slippery Rock University. While at Slippery Rock, Jessee served as the field player and goalkeeper coach and also helped with recruiting and team operations.
Jessee also has coached for the Connecticut Olympic Development Program, the FSA Soccer Plus Football Club, Soccer Plus Camps and the Region 1 ODP Girls Soccer Camp.
Katy LaBella joined the Rhody women's soccer staff full time as an assistant in January 2021, after spending the past year as a volunteer. Prior to joining URI, LaBella was the first assistant for the Wheaton College (MA) women's soccer program since 2017. In her time with the Lyons, LaBella was responsible for national recruiting, scouting opponents, monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes along with the development and implementation of tactical and technical training sessions for field players with a focus on defense. In addition to her role with Wheaton, LaBella coached club soccer with South Shore Select and previously, Valeo Futbol Club. In that role, she taught the technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of the game while also providing player evaluations. As a student-athlete, LaBella was a standout and a leader throughout her career at Saint Francis University. With the Red Flash as a sophomore, LaBella helped lead her team to a NEC tournament championship and the team's first NCAA appearance in the schools history. During her junior and senior seasons, she was named captain and led the team to back-to-back NEC regular season championships. As a native of Warwick, R.I., LaBella earned her bachelor's degree in Communications from Saint Francis University in 2013.
Hogan Vivier joined the Rhody women’s soccer staff as an assistant in January 2022. Prior to joining URI, Vivier was an assistant for Western Michigan University for two years where she primarily worked with the backline. On the field, Vivier ran sessions with the back line as well as the team warm up. Some of her off field responsibilities included recruiting, individual and group film sessions, planning and running team empowerment sessions, organizing team activities and running the program’s social media. Before her time at Western, Vivier was a graduate assistant for the Women’s Soccer Program at Troy University (AL). During her time at Troy, she recruited, ran warm up and cool downs, worked 1 on 1 with players, and planned travel. As a student-athlete, Vivier played her four years as a defender at Brown University (RI) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development in 2016.