|Perzinski Named Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach |
Former All-American Coming Off Successful Coaching Stint at Lynchburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Former Lynchburg College assistant coach and All-America defenseman Chris Perzinski has been named an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Gettysburg College, Head Coach Hank Janczyk has announced.
Perzinski will serve as the Bullets top assistant, working as the defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, and strength and conditioning coordinator. With Assistant Coach Doug Sage ’98 leaving to take the men’s lacrosse head-coaching position at the University of Scranton, Gettysburg will add a men’s lacrosse coaching intern in the coming weeks.
Under Head Coach Steve Koudelka ’93, a former All-America goalie at Gettysburg, Perzinski helped Lynchburg to a pair of outstanding seasons in 2011 and 2012 while serving as the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator. In 2012, the Hornets posted a program-best 17-2 record and won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title to earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Division III tournament. Perzinski helped the Lynchburg defense hold its opponents to just 6.16 goals per game – good for 12th in Division III. He also worked with a number of All-America athletes over his two years, including First Team All-America defensemen and ODAC Player of the Year Joe Lisicky in 2012.
Perzinski graduated from Lynchburg in 2008 and was named Third Team All-America and First Team All-ODAC. He also played in the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game and was a two-time captain of the Hornets.
Since graduation, Perzinski coached at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., contributing to its 2009 regional championship, and was named the 2010 assistant coach of the year for that region. Prior to his playing career at Lynchburg, he graduated from Hereford High School in Baltimore County Maryland, winning a state championship in 2003 playing for legendary coach Carl Runk.
Outside of the college game, Perzinski was also chosen to help select, coach, captain, and play for the first Polish national team that competed in the 2010 World Games, finishing 13th and first among new nations. He has also established himself as an industry expert, presenting at the U.S. Lacrosse Convention in January 2012 to hundreds of club, high school, and college coaches from around the nation.