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Ursinus names Steele as interim men’s lacrosse coach

Sunday, 22nd March 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/22/09

Ursinus College announced today the appointment of Jamie Steele as interim men’s lacrosse head coach.

Steele comes to Ursinus from Haverford College, where he served as an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse program in the role of offensive coordinator.

Steele replaces Glenn Carter, who resigned Thursday for undisclosed reasons.

“To have someone as Jamie be the leader of our men’s program is outstanding,” said Ursinus College athletic director Brian Thomas. “His lacrosse pedigree will be a valued addition to our staff.”

Ursinus postponed its game Saturday against Franklin & Marshall and is scheduled to resume its season Wednesday at home Centennial Confernce foe Washington College at 4 p.m. The Bears are 3-3 and 1-0 in the Centennial Conference.

Steele served as head coach for six seasons (2001-06) at nearby Widener University. While at Widener, Steele posted a 65-31 record, leading the Pioneers to four Middle Atlantic Conference championships.

The Pride advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament four times under Steele, who guided them to the program’s first win in the NCAA tournament in 2006. During that season, the program posted a school-record 13 wins.

He is the all-time wins leader (65-31 all-time record) 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.



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