Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/27/08
Former Mars Hill College (N.C.) assistant Richard Carrington has been named as the first men’s coach at Chestnut Hill College.
Bill Stiles, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Chestnut Hill, said Carrington will join the college’s full-time athletics staff this fall to begin building a foundation for the future of the men’s program. Men’s lacrosse will become the 15th varsity sports program offered by the College, and will begin intercollegiate competition in spring 2010.
“We have found the perfect person to build our men’s lacrosse program,” said Stiles. “Coach Carrington brings a great deal of successful coaching experience and, most importantly, has proven to be a tireless and dedicated recruiter.
“His enthusiasm, work ethic and passion for recruiting were evident during the interview process, and his experience at one of the premier Division II men’s lacrosse programs made him the ideal candidate.”
Carrington served on the Mars Hill College coaching staff during its most successful season in program history. The Lions finished 10-6 last year and were ranked third in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II South Region; they concluded the season with a Deep South Conference (DSC) championship. Carrington coached a much-improved defensive unit that produced three all-conference selections.
Carrington is also a Mars Hill College alumnus. He competed as a four-year defensive starter for the Lions and currently holds the College record for career ground balls (268).
Carrington’s first head coaching stint came at Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach, Va. Before coaching at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Carrington served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va.
Carrington, who resides in Conshohocken, graduated from Mars Hill College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Chestnut Hill.
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