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Strath Haven grad Dignazio named head coach for new program at Beloit College, Wisc.

Wednesday, 8th June 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/8/11
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Following a national search, Strath Haven alum Bob Dignazio has been named the first Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Beloit College. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics and Recreation Peggy Carl.

Bob Dignazio

“We have made history with Bob’s hire as he becomes Beloit College’s first ever Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach and we could not be more thrilled that he has chosen to join us,” said Carl. “Bob knows what it takes to build a successful Lacrosse program and he will bring that knowledge with him as he builds Beloit’s team from the ground up.”

Dignazio comes to Beloit from Kenyon College in Ohio, where he served as the Lords’ Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator during the 2010 season. He also served one season as the Defensive Coordinator at Randolph-Macon College after graduating from Kenyon in 2008 when he was a Second Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference pick.

At Kenyon, he was a two-time All-North Atlantic Conference defenseman and was a member of two teams who made earned spots in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He started every game for three seasons and helped lead the team to a 33-10 record during that span. He earned Kenyon’s Bill Heiser Award at the end of his senior season for hard work, dedication and sportsmanship.

“I would like to thank President Scott Bierman and Director of Athletics Peggy Carl for this tremendous opportunity,” said Dignazio. “The growth of lacrosse across the country combined with Beloit’s national academic and athletic reputations makes this an exciting opportunity. I am excited to begin working to build Beloit into a first-class lacrosse program.”

In addition to his positions at both Kenyon and Randolph-Macon, Dignazio, a native of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, also gained experienced from working numerous camps, including the Top 205, Midwest 99, and the Ohio State Buckeye Team Camp.

Dignazio will officially start his job on July 1, as he begins preparations for the Buccaneers’ inaugural season in the spring of 2013.

Dignazio was a two-year regular (defensive middie and LSM) at Strath Haven and helped the Panthers reach the quarterfinals in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association playoffs in 2003 and Round of 16 in 2004. Dignazio went on to start all four years at Kenyon, the first year at LSM and then at close defense.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation’s most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 49 states.

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