JOHNS HOPKINS NAMES BILL DWAN ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

JOHNS HOPKINS NAMES BILL DWAN ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

JOHNS HOPKINS NAMES BILL DWAN ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

JOHNS HOPKINS NAMES BILL DWAN ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

JOHNS HOPKINS NAMES BILL DWAN ASSISTANT MEN'S LACROSSE COACH

Former Blue Jay All-American To Replace Voelker

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala announced today that Bill Dwan has been named an assistant coach with the program, effective immediately. Dwan, a 1991 Johns Hopkins graduate, replaces Brian Voelker, who resigned earlier this week as defensive coordinator to become the head coach of the new Major Lacrosse League organization in Baltimore. Dwan will assist Pietramala in working with the Johns Hopkins defense.

"Johns Hopkins University is very fortunate to have Bill Dwan joining our men's lacrosse program," Pietramala noted. "Not only does he bring a tremendous knowledge of the game of lacrosse, but he is an outstanding person with a great personality and should be a tremendous asset in our recruiting efforts. He had a strong work ethic as a player and has carried that work ethic into his professional career."
Dwan served as an assistant coach at Loyola College in 1992 and 1995, helping the Greyhounds to a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament. Loyola reached the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1995, where the Greyhounds lost to top-seeded Johns Hopkins. Dwan spent nearly five years working as a mortgage broker before recently joining Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

"It is very exciting to have the opportunity to come back to Johns Hopkins as an assistant coach after having such a positive experience here as a player," Dwan stated. "I'm looking forward to getting started and working with an experienced group of returning defenders who I have had the pleasure of watching develop over the last several years."

A standout defenseman during his career, Dwan was a three-time All-American at Johns Hopkins during his career from 1988-91. He garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors as a sophomore and junior before earning Third Team All-American as a senior in 1991. Dwan helped the Blue Jays to four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the NCAA Championship game in 1989. He served as a team captain in 1991, when he was the recipient of the Fred Smith Trophy, which is awarded to the player on the Johns Hopkins team who demonstrates outstanding loyalty and dedication. As a junior, he earned the W. Taylor Cook Award for outstanding character and attitide. Dwan played for two years with Pietramala at Johns Hopkins and all four years with Seth Tierney, who is entering his first season as the offensive coordinator at Johns Hopkins.

A native of Yorktown, New York, Dwan was an All-America at Yorktown High School before arriving at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 1987. In addition, he served as the captain of the 1988 United State Under-19 team, which won the world championship.

Johns Hopkins begins the 2001 season on March 3 at Princeton. The Blue Jays return six starters and 19 letter winners from last season's team, which advanced to the NCAA semifinals before falling to eventual national champion Syracuse, 14-12. All three starting defensemen return from that team, including Brandon Testa and Brendan Shook, who both earned All-America honors last season.

Dwan and his wife, Pam, reside in Federal Hill, Maryland.

TRANSACTIONS: Johns Hopkins names Bill Dwan assistant men's lacrosse coach.

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