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Stony Brook hires away Colgate's Jim Nagle

The coaching carousel continues.

Stony Brook announced Monday that it has hired Jim Nagle as its head coach. Nagle, who coached at Colgate for the past 10 seasons, succeeds Rick Sowell, who became the head coach at Navy on June 9. Sowell replaced Richie Meade, who parted ways with the academy on May 9.

“Coach Nagle is committed to continuing to build Stony Brook University men’s lacrosse into a national power,” athletic director Jim Fiore said in a written statement released by the school. “His infectious passion and competitiveness helped the Colgate program reach heights never achieved, and he has now come home to lead Stony Brook to exciting new places. We expect the men’s lacrosse program to continue its upward trajectory towards contending for a spot in the NCAA Championship under his leadership.”

Nagle becomes only the sixth head coach in the 29-year history of the Seawolves program. He went 86-64 (.573) with the Raiders, winning at least 10 games in four of the last six seasons. He is the winningest coach in Colgate history and is a two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year.

“I grew up in Stony Brook, and I know how much lacrosse means to the University, the Three Village community and to all of Long Island,” Nagle said in the statement. “I am excited to take over what is an already strong men's lacrosse program and continue to build its national profile.”

Nagle’s departure leaves Colgate and Siena as two Division I schools searching for a head coach. Brian Brecht left Siena on Thursday to take over Rutgers’ program.

Posted by Edward Lee at 11:35 AM | | Comments (0)
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