July 14, 2011

Siena to Name Hobart Assistant Svec as New Head Coach

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com

John Svec, who has spent the last three seasons as a Hobart assistant coach and was previously an assistant at Albany, will be introduced as the new Siena men's lacrosse coach at a press conference Friday in Loudonville, N.Y.

The hiring was reported by Fox23, a local television station in Albany. A Siena spokesperson would not confirm the report, but told LaxMagazine.com that a press conference would be held on campus at noon Friday, and that it would be live streamed here.

Svec will replace Brian Brecht, who left to take the Rutgers head coaching job after leading the Saints to a 13-5 record and a second NCAA tournament appearance in three seasons.

Svec graduated from Loyola in 2001 and was a defenseman there. He has spent the last three seasons at Hobart as an assistant to T.W. Johnson. Before that, he was an assistant for seven seasons at Albany. He worked with the Great Danes' defense.

"He did a great job at Albany and here at Hobart," Johnson said, according to Fox23. "He put in the time, worked hard and is a great person. He knows a lot about the game. One the things that impressed me about him initially is that he's always showed the drive to climb the ladder to be a head coach."

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