September 17, 2012

Jac Coyne

Jac is assistant editor of LaxMagazine.com. Email him at jcoyne@uslacrosse.org and follow him on Twitter @Jac_Coyne.


Jac Coyne Archive

  • The Science, Art and Feel of the Lacrosse Timeout
    October 16, 2015
    The Science, Art and Feel of the Lacrosse Timeout Every coach has a theory and strategy when it comes to the mid-game timeout. How successful are those approaches? Well, we're in a results business.
  • 30 in 30: Huntsville Breaks D-II Ground in Alabama
    October 02, 2015
    30 in 30: Huntsville Breaks D-II Ground in Alabama Alabama can be an intriguing place for those who have never been there. Alabama-Huntsville comes online this spring in hopes of making D-II lacrosse a staple in the state.
  • Morning Jac: Enright's Big Steps to a Ring
    September 28, 2015
    Morning Jac: Enright's Big Steps to a Ring Months after being given a 10 percent chance of walking again, Jack Enright did just that on his way to picking up a championship ring from Limestone.
  • 30 in 30: Endicott's Hagarty Comfortable in the Shadow
    September 22, 2015
    30 in 30: Endicott's Hagarty Comfortable in the Shadow Sean Quirk built the powerful Endicott program from scratch, but now he's hung up the whistle. Despite the long shadow cast by his predecessor, Eric Hagarty is ready to lead the Gulls.
  • 30 in 30: Limestone's Persistent Attack Platoon
    September 18, 2015
    30 in 30: Limestone's Persistent Attack Platoon Last year, the Saints ran four attackmen in five minute rotations and it paid off in a nation title. They're going to do it again -- and perhaps expand the platoon -- in '16. Can it work again?
  • Northern Exposure: D-II Men Get Realigned in '18
    September 18, 2015
    Northern Exposure: D-II Men Get Realigned in '18 The NCAA Championships Committee has approved a realignment of the regions in men's Division II lacrosse and the North just got a whole lot harder.
  • 30 in 30: Amherst's Moroney All About One Dimension
    September 09, 2015
    30 in 30: Amherst's Moroney All About One Dimension He's made his name dishing the ball, earning Amherst's Quinn Moroney an unwarranted label. If Moroney does have only one dimension, it's all about winning.
  • A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. III
    August 31, 2015
    A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. III The 2015 season is in the books and the '16 campaign is just a concept. That must mean it's time for Jac Coyne's Midsummer Night's Power Rankings, a look at what could be in store for the upcoming season.
  • A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. II
    August 28, 2015
    A Midsummer Night's Power Ranking: Men's Div. II It's that of the year again when Jac Coyne crunches the numbers and takes a first look at the 20 teams will be in the hunt during the men's Division II season.
  • Coyne's All-American's: Division II Men
    June 05, 2015
    Coyne's All-American's: Division II Men Division II is the most economical of the three NCAA subsets when it comes handing out USILA All-America plaques, but there can only be 12 on Jac Coyne's All-America team.
  • Double Repeats: Final Thoughts on the Small College Season
    June 04, 2015
    Double Repeats: Final Thoughts on the Small College Season What a pair of title repeats mandates in the small school ranks along with another look at the committee's efforts and the perils of Division I moving its championship date.
  • Coyne's All-Americans: Division III Men
    June 02, 2015
    Coyne's All-Americans: Division III Men There were 142 players in Division III who picked up USILA All-American players. They are all certainly strong players, but there can only be 13 on Jac Coyne's All-American team.
  • Early Top 15 for 2016 (MD2): Limestone's to Lose?
    June 01, 2015
    Early Top 15 for 2016 (MD2): Limestone's to Lose? If everyone eligible returns for Limestone, Jac Coyne has a tough time seeing anyone standing in the way of a Saints 3-Peat as he asks 15 questions looking forward to '16.
  • Early Top 20 for 2016 (MD3): Jumbo Dynasty Brewing?
    June 01, 2015
    Early Top 20 for 2016 (MD3): Jumbo Dynasty Brewing? With arguably the dominant program of the decade, will it be a disappointment if Tufts can't make it three straight next year? That and 19 more questions headline Jac Coyne's early-look DIII men's ranks.
  • Matchups & Predictions: The Finals
    May 24, 2015
    Matchups & Predictions: The Finals It's the day of the season and just four teams are standing. Who will raise the hardware in Divisions II and III when the dust settles on Sunday. Jac Coyne checks in one last time with predictions for the Big One.
  • Reisman Puts Clamps on Saints' Championship
    May 24, 2015
    Reisman Puts Clamps on Saints' Championship He "only" won 68 percent of his faceoffs on Sunday, but Limestone's FOGO extraordinaire Kevin Reisman was once again instrumental in winning a championship.
  • Kouldelka Savoring This Trip to Championship Weekend
    May 23, 2015
    Kouldelka Savoring This Trip to Championship Weekend This isn't Lynchburg coach Steve Koudelka's first trip to the Memorial Day weekend festivities, but it'll certainly be his favorite.
  • Limestone Has Jack Enright in Its Thoughts
    May 22, 2015
    Limestone Has Jack Enright in Its Thoughts The day after Limestone found out that Jack Enright broke his neck, the coach and captains were at bedside of the South Carolina high school player. On Sunday, Enright will be close in the Saints thoughts.
  • Schoenhut Embraces New Role in Tufts Offense
    May 21, 2015
    Schoenhut Embraces New Role in Tufts Offense Days prior to last year's championship game, Chris Schoenut was told he'd never play the sport again. The Tufts senior took on a different role, and has helped the Jumbos make a repeat visit.
  • Limestone's Reinholdt Going the Distance This Time
    May 20, 2015
    Limestone's Reinholdt Going the Distance This Time Hampered by a wrist injury, Reid Reinholdt played in just nine games last year, amassing only nine points. This year he has 72 points and will be playing a far bigger role if the Saints repeat.
  • A Healthy O'Brien Brings Smiles for Le Moyne
    May 20, 2015
    A Healthy O'Brien Brings Smiles for Le Moyne Dolphin All-American defender Gerald O'Brien has missed the last two postseasons due to injury, but he's healthy this year and ready to bring a smile to the face of Le Moyne fans everywhere.
  • NAIA Moves Step Closer to National Tournament
    May 19, 2015
    NAIA Moves Step Closer to National Tournament The NAIA men's lacrosse coaches have submitted paperwork to start the process of establishing a National Invitational Tournament, which is one step away from full championship status.
  • Lynchburg's Stewart Profiting From the Lonely Hours
    May 19, 2015
    Lynchburg's Stewart Profiting From the Lonely Hours Two years ago, Lynchburg junior Austin Stewart was an undeveloped and inexperienced crease attackman. Now he's the prolific goal-scorer in Division III history, thanks mostly to effort outside of the limelight.
  • Div. II Semifinals Recap: Hello, Old Friends
    May 18, 2015
    Div. II Semifinals Recap: Hello, Old Friends They met in the 2004 national championship game and plenty of times since then. Now Le Moyne and Limestone will meet again for all the marbles after winning their semifinal contests last weekend.
  • Div. III Semis Recap: Lynchburg's Rally for the Ages
    May 18, 2015
    Div. III Semis Recap: Lynchburg's Rally for the Ages Both Lynchburg and Tufts found themselves trailing early on in their semifinal contests, but both managed to pull off large comebacks to advance to Sunday's championship game.
  • Rogers' Overtime Strike Sends Le Moyne to Philly
    May 16, 2015
    Rogers' Overtime Strike Sends Le Moyne to Philly Brian Rogers' fourth goal of the game was the one that sent Le Moyne to Philadelphia, as the Dolphins edged Merrimack in overtime.
  • Division II Semifinal Matchups & Predictions
    May 15, 2015
    Division II Semifinal Matchups & Predictions Philadelphia is so close for these four teams, they are already dreaming of running up the steps like Rocky. Who will play for the belt next weekend and who will get knocked out?
  • Division III Semifinal Matchups & Predictions
    May 15, 2015
    Division III Semifinal Matchups & Predictions Philadelphia was a symbol on Selection Sunday. Now it's far more tangible as four Division III teams stand a step away from a shot a immortality. Who will we see next Sunday?
  • Div. III Quarterfinals Recap: Something Old & New
    May 14, 2015
    Div. III Quarterfinals Recap: Something Old & New Wednesday's Division III quarterfinals have spawned a pair of contrasting semifinal matchups. How did we get here?
  • Division III Quarterfinal Matchups & Predictions
    May 12, 2015
    Division III Quarterfinal Matchups & Predictions The 32 original teams have been pared to eight, leaving us with three undefeated teams, three programs that have won 11 of the last 12 national champions and a couple of rising stars. Who advances?
  • D-II Quarterfinal Recap: The Power of Depth
    May 11, 2015
    D-II Quarterfinal Recap: The Power of Depth Both Limestone and Le Moyne used their stacked rosters to grind down Saturday's opponents in the quarterfinals, and attrition was even a factor in Merrimack's win.
  • D-III Second Round Recap: A Bridge Too Far
    May 11, 2015
    D-III Second Round Recap: A Bridge Too Far An accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge kept Salisbury on a bus for seven hours, but it couldn't prevent the Sea Gulls from advancing to the quarterfinals. Plus, the elephants march on and the NESCAC finds its finalists.
  • Matchups & Predictions: Division II Quarterfinals
    May 08, 2015
    Matchups & Predictions: Division II Quarterfinals Lindenwood's admission to the NCAA Division II tourney was a victory in its own right, but now the Lions must focus on the game at hand. They shouldn't expect Limestone to be merciful.
  • Matchups & Predictions: Division III Second Round
    May 08, 2015
    Matchups & Predictions: Division III Second Round We've had our three days of rest, so now it's time to slice the Division III field down to eight teams on Saturday. Who is on pace to enter the quarterfinals?
  • Division III First Round Recap: Awfully Chalky
    May 07, 2015
    Division III First Round Recap: Awfully Chalky It was a Wednesday for the favorites in the Division III men's first round, as 13 of the 16 home seeds advanced to the second round.
  • Matchups & Predictions: Division III First Round
    May 06, 2015
    Matchups & Predictions: Division III First Round The largest first round in Division III tournament history -- a whopping 16 games -- plays today. Who has the edge in the matchups and who does Jac Coyne see getting through to the second round?
  • The Misunderstood Importance of the Scout Team
    May 05, 2015
    The Misunderstood Importance of the Scout Team It is the most maligned job on a lacrosse team, but at the same time, it is one of the most important. How do coaches handle the difficult alchemy of putting together their scout teams?
  • Bracket Breakdown: Division II Men
    May 04, 2015
    Bracket Breakdown: Division II Men Lindenwood unlocked the West in Division II, but familiar faces dominate the brackets. Can anyone derail Limestone?
  • Bracket Breakdown: Division III Men
    May 04, 2015
    Bracket Breakdown: Division III Men All of the top contenders are ready to roll in the 32-team field, but a cloud hangs over the process after Whittier's omission.
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