METZBOWER PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Longtime offensive coordinator has been part of six NCAA championships
PRINCETON, N.J. - David Metzbower, the architect of the offense of one of the greatest dynasties in collegiate lacrosse history, has been promoted to associate head men's lacrosse coach at Princeton, head coach Bill Tierney and director of athletics Gary Walters announced.
"The naming of David Metzbower as associate head coach of lacrosse at Princeton, is making official what has been known around here for years," Tierney said. "He has been equally as responsible for our success as the head coach or any of the great young men who have played here. Metzy has undying energy, love, and devotion to Princeton lacrosse and the families who have been a part of it. He has made me a better head coach and has been a loyal friend for 13 years. There is no one I would rather want to be the first associate head coach of lacrosse at Princeton than David Metzbower."
Metzbower has been with Tierney at Princeton since 1990. The Tigers have won six NCAA championships and 10 Ivy League championships and have advanced to the NCAA tournament each year in Metzbower's tenure. Princeton has won four NCAA championships and played in six NCAA championship games in the last seven years.
Princeton is 162-30 in Metzbower's 13 seasons as an assistant coach.
Metzbower has coached Princeton's top four career points scorers and four of the top five, including the top three, career goals scorers, as well as the school's single-season leaders in goals (Jesse Hubbard '98), points (Jon Hess '98), assists (Hess) and goals by a midfielder (Josh Sims '00). Under Metzbower, Kevin Lowe '94 and Hess have won the Lt. Col. J.L. Turnbull Award as the outstanding attackman in Division I and Sims twice won the Donald McLaughlin Award as the top midfielder in Division I. He has coached 20 first-team All-Ivy attackmen, four attackmen who were named Ivy League Player of the Year and two attackmen who were named Ivy Rookie of the Year.
Prior to his arrival at Princeton, Metzbower was an assistant at Delaware from 1987 to 1989, where he had also been a standout attackman before graduating in 1986.
Metzbower has a long history as a player on the college and club level. A native of Baltimore, Metzbower is a graduate of Loyola High School. --