Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/8/09
The Ursinus College athletic department has officially named interim coach Jamie Steele as the new head men’s lacrosse coach.
Steele served as interim coach for the program since mid-March. The Bears finished the year with a record of 6-9 overall and 2-6 in the Centennial Conference. Ursinus did win three of its final four games.
Steele has been a fixture in Philadelphia area lacrosse as a player and coach. He was an assistant coach at Haverford College before being named interim coach at Ursinus. He also was head coach for six seasons at nearby Widener University where he guided the Pride to a 65-31 record and four Middle Atlantic Conference championships.
Widener advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament four times under Steele, who led Widener to the school’s first win in the tournament in 2006. During that season, the program posted 13 wins, which was a school record. He is the all-time wins leader at Widener.
Steele also was a convention speaker at the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2002 and served on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee from 2004 to 2006.
Steele also played in the Centennial Conference, serving as captain for Gettysburg College in 1994. That season, the Bullets advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals, while winning the Centennial Conference crown. Steele returned to Gettysburg in 1996, serving as an assistant coach for the program as defensive coordinator. During the 1999 season, the team set a Centennial Conference record for fewest goals in a season.
Steele is a 1994 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in sociology, and earned his master’s degree from McDaniel in 1999 in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration