UVM's Steve Beville Named New Cortland Coach

UVM's Steve Beville Named New Cortland Coach

UVM's Steve Beville Named New Cortland Coach

UVM's Steve Beville Named New Cortland Coach

Steve Beville has been named the men's lacrosse head coach at SUNY Cortland, according to Cortland director of athletics Joan Sitterly. Beville replaces Rich Barnes, who led the Red Dragons to the NCAA Division III title this past spring as the team's interim head coach.

Beville (rhymes with level) brings 18 years of head coaching experience to Cortland, including the last eight seasons at Division I Vermont. He led the Catamounts to a 9-6 record last season. His overall coaching record of 148-107 includes a 100-45 mark in 10 seasons at Colorado College, where he coached teams that were ranked in the top 25 of Division III seven times and defeated Division I rival Air Force three times. His Colorado teams had a 100 percent graduation rate and featured the first three All-Americans in school history.

"I'm very excited for the opportunity to lead the Cortland program," Beville said. "I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead in Cortland's quest to repeat as national champion."

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Beville graduated from West Genesee High School in 1981 and went on to enjoy a highly successful playing career at Washington College in Maryland. He was a two-time Division III National Defenseman of the Year and played in three Division III national championship games.

Beville served as an assistant coach at Washington College in 1986 and 1987 and the team reached the national title contest in 1986. He was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

During his tenure at Vermont, Beville served on the Division I All-America selection committee and the NCAA playoff advisory committee, and was a voter on the national Division I poll. He was also a member of the U.S. National Team selection committee in 1998 and 2002. Beville coached in the North-South Senior All-Star Game in both 1997 and 2004, served six years on the Division III All-America selection committee and was a member of the Division III national championship advisory committee in 1997 and 1998.

Beville and his wife, Jackie, have two daughters - Elizabeth and Lauren.

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Mistake in letting Barnes go
    by (#5589) on 7/16/06 @4:24PM
Cortland should have bellied up to the bar and given Barnes what he wanted. You've just won a national championship and Beville is the best that you can do?
 
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    by (#122010) on 7/19/06 @10:21PM
read up, barnes didnt make any demands. He wasnt willing to make a career change, being only part time last year with his full time job as a hs gym teacher (cortland high school). He also had prior family obligations which prevented him from returning to cortland. It was only a 1 year thing for him, he did a great job. Now its someone else's turn.
 
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Make an Offer He Couldn't refuse
    by (#5589) on 7/21/06 @12:30PM
They should have done a Vito Corleone and made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Still I guess it's kind of cool going out on top. He has definite bragging rights over anyone else who steps in. "Oh how did you do? Me? Oh I came in at the beginning of the year and coached the team to the national title. Not bad eh?"

 
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    by (#140423) on 8/02/06 @7:59PM
just to tell you

he's a teacher at homer, but no biggie, and its not a one year shot he has, the head coach was a one year shot, he'll still help out with the goalies and defensemen
 
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