October 30, 2011

Albany Adds Pair of Assistants

from press release

– University at Albany head men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr announced today that Liam Gleason has been appointed associate head coach and Eric Wolf has been named an assistant coach.

Gleason, a former UAlbany defenseman, played on the school's 2007 squad that won the America East Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals. He previously was the head coach at the College of Saint Rose for one year.
From 2007-10, Gleason served as Siena College's defensive coordinator. The Saints won the 2009 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Under Gleason's tutelage, the defense was ranked second nationally in goals against average (6.50 pg) and second in man-down situations with an .817 percentage. In 2010, Siena captured its second consecutive MAAC regular-season title and the defensive unit was among Division I's top five programs.

Gleason, who was also the head coach of the Capital District Lacrosse Club for a three-year period, made 28 appearances in his two-year UAlbany career after transferring from Division II Adelphi University. He was taken by Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride in the fourth round of the 2007 supplemental draft with the 33rd selection. A native of Wading River, N.Y., Gleason earned a B.A. in sociology with a minor in education.

Wolf, who spent the last three years as a Siena assistant, was a member of three UAlbany squads that won America East Conference titles and advanced to NCAA post-season play. In 2007, the Great Danes were ranked as high as No. 2 in the USILA national poll and established a school standard for single-season wins with a 15-3 record.

At Siena, Wolf served as offensive coordinator and was in charge of day-to-day recruiting operations. The Saints won their second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and made the program's second NCAA appearance last year. Wolf's offense ranked eighth nationally at 11.44 goals per game and was fourth with a .338 shooting percentage en route to a program-record 13-5 campaign. In his three seasons, the Saints garnered three MAAC regular-season titles and combined for 37 victories.

Wolf is a member of Scott Marr's staff for a second time, as he worked as director of operations during the 2008 season. A four-year letterwinner for the Great Danes, he played in 62 career games, primarily as a midfielder. Wolf, who hails from Baldwin, N.Y., received a B.A. in sociology with a minor in education.

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