Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/6/20
From Press Release
Immaculata University Director of Athletics and Recreation Amy Badorf announced today the hiring of Matt Justice as the head men’s lacrosse coach following a successful stint as the interim coach in the shortened 2020 season.
Joining the program at the beginning of the 2020 season, Justice helped lead the Mighty Macs to a 1-3 record to begin the season with a win over Albright on March 5th before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In the shortened season, Justice saw two of his players honored by the Atlantic East Conference with weekly awards as senior goalie Denton States earned a weekly honor roll nod while junior Steve Long captured Offensive Player of the Week honors following a seven-goal outburst in the victory over Albright.
“I want to thank Director of Athletics and Recreation Amy Badorf and the selection committee for offering me this wonderful opportunity to remain the head coach of the Immaculata men’s lacrosse program” began Justice. “I am very excited to continue this journey and help to continue to build this program” concluded Justice.
Justice, a 2016 Marymount University graduate, joins Immaculata following a successful stint as a Graduate Assistant Coach at Eastern University where he worked with the Offense and Goalies. Prior to his stint at Eastern, Justice spent two years at Division II Institution, Davis & Elkins where he was the Offensive Coordinator for the 2016-17 season before being named Head Coach for the 2017-18 season. In the 2017-18 season, Justice had the distinction of being the youngest head men’s lacrosse coach across all NCAA Divisions.
During his time at Marymount, Justice was a four-year member of the team earning the start in every game that he played in while also serving as a Captain during his senior (2015-16) season. Justice also ranked in the top-five on the team in scoring each of his last three seasons with the program with his best season coming during his sophomore year when he accounted for 32 points with 20 goals and 12 assists. Justice also ranked second on the team in goal scoring at the end of his junior and senior seasons scoring 23 and 20 goals, respectively.
“I am excited to move forward with Matt as our head men’s lacrosse coach,” opened Badorf. “Matt brought great energy to the team in his first season and I believe under his leadership the future of the men’s lacrosse program is very bright” concluded Badorf.
Justice – also a coach with Black Bear Lacrosse Club – earned his Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Core Curriculum Instruction for Grades k-12 from Marymount University in December 2016 and recently completed his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in Spring 2020.