Just a few weeks after the controversial release of long time head coach Jason Lamb, Brigham Young University has found a replacement in former assistant coach Matt Schneck. Two new assistant coaches have also been named: Jordan Harris (Defense) and Josh Austin (Offense).
From a university press release:
“I am pleased to announce that Matt Schneck has been hired as the new head coach of the BYU lacrosse team. Coach Schneck combines knowledge of the game with solid leadership and will inspire each athlete to excellence both on and off the field. He is committed to the BYU ideals of a balanced life with a primary focus on academics. I am confident Coach Schneck will help the lacrosse players achieve their athletic goals as individuals and a team.”
– Lee Gibbons, BYU Extramural Sports Director
Schneck played his college ball under Lamb, and has been on the staff as an assistant with the Cougars for the last 8 seasons. He believes that his experience under Lamb will help him fill a pair of enormous shoes, and carry on the tradition of Cougar dominance in the MCLA.
“It’s not often that someone gets to learn from and be mentored by one of the best strategic coaches in the country, said Schneck. I am extremely fortunate to have seen Coach Lamb in action, to have helped him prepare the team for 8 consecutive National Tournament appearances and to win a National Championship both as a player and a coach. I look forward to applying those lessons and experiences as BYU Lacrosse enters a new era. Jason’s dedication to the sport, this program and the players will be greatly missed.
The full news release can be found at the BYU Lacrosse website.
University Announces New Coaching Staff [BYUlacrosse.com]