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Sources: Drexel to name Bryn Athyn coach Durkin as assistant

Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/16/19
From Press Release, Staff Report

Tucker Durkin, the head coach at Bryn Athyn College and a former Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year at La Salle College High, will be named an assistant coach at Drexel, according to multiple sources.

Tucker Durkin

The news first was broken Monday by Chris Jastrzembski of College Crosse.

The article reports that Durkin, who stars in the Premier Lacrosse League for for Atlas Lacrosse Club, will replace former assistant Chris Collins, who resigned from his post back in June to pursue new coaching opportunities.

Durkin has been the head coach of Bryn Athyn for the past four seasons (30-29 record). In 2018, he led Bryn Athyn to a 9-7 record and the NEAC championship game.

Durkin, who also coaches with the Dukes Young Guns, was an All-American at La Salle in 2008 and 2009 – the year he was named Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year when he led the Explorers to their second straight state title, and the first PIAA championship.

Durkin was a three-time All-American (first team twice) at Johns Hopkins (graduated in 2013) and was a six-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star. He also was named All-World in 2014 when he played for the runner-up US Team in the World Championship; he also was a key member of the 2018 US team that won the World title.

Durkin was also named the William C. Schmeisser Award recipient as the nation’s top defensive player in 2013. Durkin was the first Johns Hopkins defenseman since Michael Evans (2007-09) to earn All-America honors three times, the first since Rob Doerr (1998-99) to earn First Team All-America honors in back-to-back seasons and the first to earn first and second team honors a combined three times since Dave Pietramala (now Hopkins head coach) grabbed first team honors from 1987-89.

College Crosse reported that multiple sources have said Durkin was also a finalist for positions as an assistant at Notre Dame as well as the head coach at his high school alma mater, which seeks a head coach with the recent retirement of Bill Leahy.

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