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Laura Coenen

Full name: Laura Coenen (-Ryan)
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 16, 1962 in Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Handball

Biography

Laura Coenen played basketball at the University of Minnesota where she earned All-Big 10 and All-American honors. Her #44 was eventually retired by the college. After graduating in 1985, she learned to play handball and played for the US at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics. She also won gold medals at the 1987 and 1996 Pan American Games.

Coenen later became interested in coaching and sports administration. She was on the organizing committee for the 1990 US Olympic Festival, held in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She also began work with the US Olympic Committee, and served as a director of events for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. Coenen, later Laura Ryan, eventually became associate director of the Paralympic Military Program at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Women's Handball United States USA 7
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Women's Handball United States USA 6
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Handball Women's Handball United States USA 8

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST W S E DQ
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1988-09-27 CHN 31, USA 22 0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 1 1988-09-29 USA 27, CIV 16 0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1988-09-21 YUG 19, USA 18 0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #3 2 1988-09-23 TCH 33, USA 19 0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 2 1988-09-25 KOR 24, USA 18 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball United States USA Final Round Match 5/6 2 1992-08-08 AUT 26, USA 17 4 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1992-07-30 EUN 23, USA 16 3 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1992-08-01 GER 32, USA 16 2 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1992-08-03 USA 23, NGR 21 1 1
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Handball United States USA Final Round Match 7/8 2 1996-08-01 ANG 24, USA 23 3 1 2 0 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1996-07-26 DEN 29, USA 19 1 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Handball United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1996-07-28 HUN 30, USA 24 2 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Handball United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1996-07-30 CHN 31, USA 21 0 0 2 0 0
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