The Florida Launch have named Chris Burdick assistant coach to Tom Mariano and named Matt Dugan director of player analytics.
Burdick currently serves as an assistant coach at the University of Tampa, where he has helped the Spartans to three consecutive Sunshine State Conference championships since the program’s inception in 2014. Prior to UT, Burdick served as head coach of Providence College men’s lacrosse program for 14 seasons (1999-2012). After 11 seasons of play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, he oversaw the transition into the Big East Conference. Under Burdick’s tenure, the Friars qualified for nine straight trips to the conference tournament (2001-09), won four regular season titles (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008) and claimed the MAAC Championship three times (2004, 2006, 2007). Before Providence, Burdick served as an assistant for Notre Dame, Delaware, UMass and Cornell.
Dugan is also currently an assistant coach for the University of Tampa men’s lacrosse program. He previously worked as the assistant coach at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.