Coach Brunner is the Director for the Atlanta Storm Lacrosse program. She founded the Atlanta Storm Program in the Fall of 2017. In addition to the director, she is the 2031 Blue coach and also the recruiting coach for the class of 2025.
Coach Brunner has been coaching youth & high school lacrosse in the Atlanta area since 2007. She is in her 10th year teaching and coaching at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia. Since being at Lassiter, Coach Brunner has a total of 116 wins and a 70% overall winning average. In state, she has an 81% winning percentage (from 2015-2023, Lassiter has won 93 games against Georgia teams and only lost 23 games). Also, she has a 90% winning percentage in area wins (52 area wins and 6 area losses). She has led the Trojans to multiple region championships and one state title appearance. Previously, she coached for Centennial High School, where she took the team from 6-10 in 2010, to 17-1-1 in 2013. Coach Brunner has coached for local and national club teams, including XTEAM and ATL. She was also a 4X Under Armour South All-America Coach and is currently the Georgia director for the top National showcase, Nike American Select team Coach Brunner was also a three time US Lacrosse National Southeast Region Team coach. She was awarded the 2021 Coach of the Year for Georgia by USA Lacrosse. She has also been region coach of the year 6 times and has been awarded coach of the year by the Marietta Daily Journal in 2023 and 2018.
Coach Brunner grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and began playing lacrosse in 6th grade. She played lacrosse at South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland. Coach Brunner was a member of two state championship teams her senior year in both Lacrosse and Field Hockey. After High School, she played two years of Lacrosse at Limestone College. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005, where she played club lacrosse.
Currently, Coach Brunner teaches Health at Lassiter High School. She earned her Masters degree from Valdosta State University in 2010. Coach Brunner is married to Daniel Brunner, who also teaches in Cobb County and coaches varsity football at Walton High School. She has two beautiful children, Daniel Jr. and Charlie Grace, and two playful boxers named Champ and Blitz.
Coach Brunner cares deeply about coaching, her players, her coaching staff, and the community. She has developed a system on how to be an effective yet positive coach. Coach Brunner develops meaningful relationships with other coaches and members of the community.