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York College’s Childs named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year

Saturday, 8th December 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/8/18
From Press Release

York College head men’s lacrosse coach Brandon Childs – formerly the head coach at Eastern University – has been named the USILA Division III National Coach of the Year as announced at the 2018 Annual IMLCA (Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday.

Brandon Childs

Childs, who is entering his eighth year at the helm of the program, has presided over an incredible run of success for the Spartan program over the last seven seasons and 2018 was no exception. The Spartans went 19-3, earned their fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth, went 8-0 in conference play, and advanced to their second Elite Eight in three years.

Childs earned his 100th win on the Spartan sideline during the campaign as he boasts a winning percentage of .739 in his seven years at the helm of the program. York is 43-10 in conference play under Childs including 22-2 over the last three years with a regular season and a CAC tournament championship.

Childs guided a team that placed a school-record nine players on the All-CAC squads including seven first team selections. Childs was named the CAC Coach of the Year for the second straight year and the third time in his career. York had three players earn first-team USILA All-American honors while four others were also recognized on the second and honorable mention teams.

The Spartans success in 2018 was not limited to their work on the field. The Spartans were also successful in the classroom as the 2018 squad finished the year with a team GPA of 3.27 for his 48-man team. That GPA was the second highest among the 11 men’s sports at York College.

Midfielder Ryan Cook (Avon Grove) was named the Dr. William DeMeester Award Male Athlete award winner recognizing the top senior student in the York College Athletic program. Cook graduated with a GPA of 3.88.

As head coach of Eastern from 2009-2011, Childs posted an overall record of 28-19 including a 23-9 mark in conference play. Childs led the Eagles to a trio of MAC tournament appearances.

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