Randall Takes Over For Nazareth

Randall Takes Over For Nazareth

Randall Takes Over For Nazareth

Randall Takes Over For Nazareth

ROB RANDALL NAMED MEN'S LACROSSE COACH AT NAZARETH

Golden Flyers hire alumnus to replace Scott Nelson Rob Randall, a former player and assistant coach for the Nazareth College men's lacrosse team, has been named Golden Flyers' head coach. A 1988 Nazareth graduate, Randall replaces Scott Nelson, who guided the Golden Flyers to three national titles and a record of 177-40 over 15 seasons. Nelson left last month to become head coach at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

A native of Rochester, Randall spent the 2000 season as head coach at SUNY Geneseo. His coaching experience also includes a four-year stint as head coach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. and three seasons as a Division I assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

At Sacred Heart, Randall twice was a finalist for Division II Coach of the Year honors. His 1996 team captured the ECAC Division II title and was ranked fourth nationally. While at Sacred Heart, Randall earned a Master of Arts degree in teaching.

As a player, Randall was a starting attackman and was named offensive most valuable player for the Golden Flyers in 1987, Nazareth's second season of intercollegiate competition. He had 48 points on 18 goals and 30 assists. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in sociology, then served two seasons as an assistant coach for the Golden Flyers. He was a member of the coaching staff in 1992 when Nazareth captured its first of three NCAA Division III titles.

"We're excited to have someone like Rob Randall step in to carry on Nazareth's fine lacrosse tradition," said Nazareth Athletic Director Peter Bothner. "He brings a wealth of well-rounded experience to our program and has strong ties to the Rochester area and to Nazareth College."

In addition to coaching lacrosse at Geneseo, Randall served as the Athletic Department's Recruiting Coordinator and coordinator of fall and winter game management. He resides in Rochester with his wife, Barbara; daughter, Carly; and son, Brett. Randall takes over a Nazareth lacrosse program that Nelson built into an annual contender for a national title. The Golden Flyers reached the NCAA tournament 12 times in 15 seasons under Nelson and won titles in 1992, 1996, and 1997. In 2000, Nazareth finished 13-1, falling to Middlebury in the tournament semifinals.

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    by (#4480) on 9/27/00 @12:25AM
coach randall deserved to be a head coach years ago when he was at army. he was young blood that could have brought army back to greatness, but another assistant coach wasted away by grandpa emmer. i hope emmer gets his wins this year so he can retire and maybe army can be good again. i am glad to see coach randall get what he deserves. he will do well
 
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