Lacrosse All Stars has learned that University of Colorado Head Coach Pete Stevenson was fired this morning. Assistant Coach Mike Ryder will take over as the interim Head Coach.
Stevenson was hired last fall to coach the Buffs. In his introductory press release he was quoted saying:
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be the next coach at the University of Colorado,” said Stevenson. “I look forward to building on what Coach Galvin has built these last few years in Boulder.”
NewsTeamBoulder interviewed Stevenson early in the season and he talked about his coaching style:
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However, after an early season win over D2 Northern Colorado, the team has struggled with a 2-4 overall record. In recent weeks the Buffs are reeling following 3 consecutive losses to Utah, LMU, and Chapman.
The first test for new interim Head Coach Mike Ryder is a rivalry game against Colorado State this Saturday, April 3rd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Stadium.
Stevenson declined to comment for this story but mentioned via Twitter that he will be moving back to his native Utah where he coached at BYU and Orem High School.
More on the story as it develops.
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