|Big coaching moves in Division I lax for fall season |
Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:15:27 AM
Caption: Kevin Warne, formerly an assistant at Maryland, will become Georgetown's new head coach.
With just weeks to go until college kids flood campuses across the country and start signing up for practice times on the field, there have been some huge hires and retirements in the D-I lacrosse coaching world.
The most recent appointment goes to Kevin Warne - it was announced on Tuesday that he will become Georgetown's new head coach. His hire comes after a major shake-up at the D.C. university, whose head coach Dave Urick retired in June after 23 seasons, and his likely replacement, Matt Kerwick, was arrested for and pleaded guilty to a DWI in June. Warne, as an assistant coach at Maryland, led the Terps defense to the national championship during the past two seasons.
Last week in a press release, Dallas University announced the hire of Jeff Guy as head coach, snapping him up from Princeton after just a single year. Guy will take over a young program for Dallas, and can hopefully turn around their poor showing last season after he helped Princeton achieve an undefeated regular season as assistant coach, according to the source.
After putting former Duke assistant coach Chris Gabrielli in the head spot earlier this summer, Providence College announced in early August that John Galloway and Brett Holm would join him as assistants. The pair have an impressive background: Galloway worked with Gabrielli at Duke to bring the team to the NCAA finals last year, and Holm is coming off four seasons at Tufts, where he helped to bring the team to the NCAA Final Four three times.
The new head honchos are sure to bring some much-needed fresh thinking and discipline to their ailing teams this fall, and who knows, maybe they'll turn them around for some title runs.