Copelan Named Maryland Asst.

Copelan Named Maryland Asst.

Copelan Named Maryland Asst.

Copelan Named Maryland Asst.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-Marist head men's lacrosse coach/Director of Intramurals Andrew Copelan will join the University of Maryland's men's lacrosse coaching staff, the school announced Wednesday.

"I will always appreciate the opportunity that Marist College provided me," said Copelan. "It has been a privilege to coach these fine young men. I shall always be honored to be associated with the players, parents, alumni and friends of the Marist men's lacrosse program."

In his two years leading the Red Foxes, Copelan brought instant success to the program. After being named interim head coach in 2004, Copelan led Marist to the MAAC regular season championship, finishing with a 10-7 overall mark and a perfect 8-0 conference record. The season was Marist's best since 1988 and the 10 wins were the most since the 1986 campaign. For his efforts, Copelan was named MAAC Coach of the Year.

In 2005, Marist again made history as it won the MAAC Tournament Championship and made the first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, falling to eventual national champion Johns Hopkins in the first round.

While guiding the Red Foxes, Copelan has mentored one of the best players in the MAAC Lacrosse League, junior Keith Detelj (Sayville, N.Y.). Detelj was named the MAAC Rookie and Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and was named the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player in the 2005. Copelan, a Pittsford, N.Y. native, was a four-year starter at Bucknell University. As a midfielder, Copelan helped lead the Bison to four consecutive Patriot League titles and the program's first-ever NCAA berth in 2001. As a senior, he earned All-Patriot League team accolades and was a four-time selection to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. He was also chosen as an alternate for the annual North-South game, a national senior all-star game.

A national search for Copelan's successor will begin immediately.

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screwed over
    by (#72115) on 12/02/05 @8:07AM
all his present recruits, one of which my brother is good friends with are screwed over because of this.
 
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transfer from marist? if unhappy
    by (#114680) on 12/02/05 @10:54AM
Try SUNY Brockport...Great location and excellent academics
 
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(no subject)
    by (#112677) on 12/04/05 @12:07AM
Tell me your just joking with that suggestion, right??
 
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u cant be sewious
    by (#113017) on 12/05/05 @11:36AM
YOYO check my flava flave
 
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Better Job?
    by (#116259) on 12/14/05 @4:09PM
Is an asst. at Maryland a better job then the head job at Marist?
 
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(no subject)
    by (#112677) on 12/14/05 @4:37PM
the money is probably better, plus as young of a coach he is now, it's nice to have your foot in the door of an elite lacrosse program, and there is nothing but moving up the ladder from here.
 
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copelan sucks..
    by (#116540) on 12/16/05 @2:10PM
Coach copelan sucks.. he is prolly the worst recruiter in the history of college lacrosse....He doesnt understand what a phone or email is and will bring maryland down by going there. I feel sorry for everyone at that program right now the guys a tool
 
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idiot
    by (#2405) on 12/19/05 @6:33AM
Sounds like LaxMC7 really wanted to go to Marist...sorry bud, you obviously weren't on the top of Coach Copelan's recruiting list. Bashing a solid Division 1 coach for not recruiting you is a little sad. Division 1 coaches probably see over a thousand players during a summer and they can't really spend their time babying players who they aren't interested in. Marist was virtually unknown a year ago and they accepted their best recruiting class ever this year (2 AA's) and this can all be specifically attributed to Coach Copelan.
 
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no contest
    by (#78222) on 12/31/05 @3:31PM
There is nothing better than the head job(at Marist)
 
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New Coach Named
    by (#116259) on 1/11/06 @4:05PM
Is a 24 year old divison 3 player with one or two years of Div 3 asst coaching experience the best they could do?
 
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r u stupid?
    by (#121865) on 2/25/06 @7:43PM
try experience with marist, division-1, and making the tournament last year, think before you post.
 
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