New Head Coach

Joined: September 26th, 2013, 5:14 pm

June 4th, 2018, 9:51 pm #1

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Joined: May 17th, 2012, 1:11 pm

June 4th, 2018, 10:14 pm #2

I know he is fighting an uphill battle, but I like this pick based on what I have read.  He has experience at the top of the college game and also with PL and Ivy schools.  I think that is good combination for attacking the daunting challenge that Lafayette lacrosse presents at this stage.
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Joined: March 11th, 2015, 2:26 am

June 4th, 2018, 10:47 pm #3

leopard88 wrote: I know he is fighting an uphill battle, but I like this pick based on what I have read.  He has experience at the top of the college game and also with PL and Ivy schools.  I think that is good combination for attacking the daunting challenge that Lafayette lacrosse presents at this stage.
He seems like the perfect hire.  Strong pedigree with some great stops, including twice with Breschi.  His brother has done a nice job building at Ohio State. His interview on youtube is impressive.  I'm assuming AD had a strong role in recruiting him with her Penn ties.

There is a lot of talent on the roster and they are a tight group having overcome a lot this past season.  With the right coaching they can turn around the program the next few seasons.     
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Joined: February 24th, 2007, 11:34 pm

June 4th, 2018, 11:31 pm #4

An excellent choice. AD certainly trying to hire good coaches.
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Joined: August 28th, 2017, 8:28 pm

June 5th, 2018, 12:10 am #5

Was he promised additional scholarships??
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Joined: February 24th, 2007, 3:11 am

June 5th, 2018, 1:21 am #6

Couldn't like a resume more than I like his. 
Let's hope he's not committing career suicide 
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Joined: October 6th, 2014, 1:46 pm

June 5th, 2018, 1:56 am #7

Outstanding recruiter, understands game and how to build a program.

I’m hopeful and cautiously optimistic.. he will bring very good players and student-athletes to college hill.  His challenge will be successfully navigating the administration.  They need to give him unconditional support....

Good luck Coach.....
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Joined: January 23rd, 2011, 6:22 pm

June 5th, 2018, 2:04 pm #8

On paper this looks like a good hire.  As we have said so often, this program needs to be fully funded to get LC to the middle of the pack in the PL.  One step at a time: going from the cellar to the middle would be a significant achievement.  Bravo to Sherryta for closing this one.  Now if she could only do the same for Field Hockey (whose current coach should really be on the hot seat).
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Joined: March 23rd, 2007, 3:58 pm

June 5th, 2018, 6:30 pm #9

The guy has a great resume and seems to be a real quality coach and recruiter. However ( in my Stephen A. Smith voice), I don’t believe it is possible for Lafayette to be successful in Lax unless we give the guy more scholarships and tools. Lafayette lax has over 100 years of futility behind it. I think this poor guy will run away from Easton in 3 years with his tail between his legs and a winning percentage right around the Mendoza line. The beat goes on.
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Joined: October 6th, 2016, 8:42 pm

June 5th, 2018, 7:41 pm #10

Great interview.  Strong resume.  Not sure how anyone can seriously disagree with this hire.  Like everyone else who posts here, I hope he gets the support he appears to deserve.
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Joined: March 11th, 2015, 2:26 am

June 13th, 2018, 8:17 pm #11

Scott Bieda has been brought back to continue as an assistant and OC.   Great continuity for the players who really relate to his energy and positive approach.  A talented young coach with a great college career at Rutgers and currently a MLL pro in Boston.  

"Bieda will enter his third season on College Hill in 2018-19 following a stellar four-year playing career at Rutgers. The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, he was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2015 and 2016 and was named to the All-Tournament Team three times during his career.

Off the field, Bieda exemplified the student-athlete role as a Dean's List honoree in 2014 and a member of the National Honors Society. Additionally, he was an Academic All-Big Ten selection all four years of his collegiate career."
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Joined: March 11th, 2015, 2:26 am

August 2nd, 2018, 10:12 pm #12

Nice article in US Lacrosse magazine:

https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/m ... afayette-0
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