Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/11/11
From Press Releases
Eastern University head men’s lacrosse coach Brandon Childs announced his resignation from Eastern to accept the same position at York College of Pennsylvania.
Since taking over leadership of the Eastern program in the fall of 2008, Childs led the Eagles to three straight appearances in the Middle Atlantic Conference Tournament a 28-19 overall record. Prior to Childs, Eastern University Men’s Lacrosse had never had a winning season. The Eagles were 18-4 in league games over the past two years.
He will take over leadership of a York team that finished third in the Capital Conference in 2011. He and his wife and daughter will be closer to family in Maryland and Central Pennsylvania.
“Brandon Childs is one of the brightest young coaches in college lacrosse,” said Eastern Athletic Director Brad Fields, “so it comes as no surprise to me that he is highly sought-after.
“While I am saddened to say goodbye to Brandon, Anne, and Ellie, I am happy for them personally as they now have the opportunity to move closer to family. What Brandon did for Eastern Lacrosse over the past three seasons is amazing, and I sincerely thank him for molding our young men in a life-changing way while pursuing, and achieving, excellence on the field and in the classroom.”
York College Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation Paul Saikia made the announcement that Childs will take over as gthe college’s first full-time head coach. Childs follows Jim Griffin who was the Spartans’ coach for the last seven years.
“I am very excited to have Brandon joining the Spartan coaching staff,” states Saikia. “I believe his values, work ethic, knowledge, and passion are a perfect fit for our department and for York College Men’s Lacrosse.
“We’ll look to Brandon to take us forward on the field and to establish a culture of excellence in all aspects of our Men’s Lacrosse program. In addition, his role as Strength and Conditioning coach will provide him opportunities to have a positive effect on all of our student-athletes and their respective teams.”
Prior to taking over the Eastern program, Childs was a three-year assistant at Dickinson College where he directed the Red Devil offense. Dickinson went 27-16 over his three years in Carlisle.
Childs began his coaching career after a stellar four-year tenure as a player at Lynchburg College. He concluded his career with 193 points on 91 goals and 102 assists. His 102 assists, still stands as a school record for Lynchburg. He was a USILA All-American as a junior and again as a senior while he was also a Scholar All-American as a senior. Childs was a three-time ODAC All-Conference player for the Hornets.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Childs served as an assistant coach for the Hornet program as he pursued his Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership. He completed his advanced degree in May of 2008.