He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, playing three years of varsity lacrosse at the Boys’ Latin School before heading to South Bend, Indiana to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish where he started at attack, earning four titles in the now-defunct Great Western Lacrosse League and four NCAA tournament appearances, before graduating in 1999.
In 2017, the Golden Bears earned their second consecutive at-large bid to the MCLA National Tournament where they battled their way to the Final Four before falling to eventual champion Grand Canyon, 13-10. With a record of 16-3, the Bears finished the season averaging a robust 14 goals per game while allowing just 6.7. In the final MCLA Coaches Poll, the Bears were ranked No. 3, their best season since 2000.
The University of California-Berkeley advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 MCLA National Championships for the first time since 2000, helping Ned Webster earn Division I Coach of the Year sponsored by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA).
In 2016, the Golden Bears ended the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and returned to the MCLA Tournament for the first time since 2012, finishing the year ranked #13 in the final poll.
Prior to Cal, Webster spent nine seasons as head coach at Dominican University, transforming a win-less club team into a nationally ranked NCAA DII program, leading his teams to back-to-back Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) Championships in 2013 and 2014, the same two seasons he was named WILA Coach of the Year.
Webster also led his team to two NCAA DII Statistical Titles for Man-Up Offense in 2012 and 2013 and three times finished in the top 5 for scoring offense.
Webster spent two years as an assistant coach for the San Francisco Dragons, the Bay Area’s former professional Major League Lacrosse franchise, coaching the offense and working with the goalies.
Webster comes from a lacrosse family: his father Mickey is in the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and won two National Championships with Johns Hopkins, while his brothers, Jim and John, played lacrosse at University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina, respectively.