October 14, 2010

Dougherty Named Coach at Chestnut Hill

from press release

PHILADELPHIA – Director of Athletics and Recreation, Lynn Tubman, is happy to announce the hire of Brian Dougherty as the new head men's lacrosse coach.

Earning distinguished awards at the collegiate, professional, and international level, Tubman recognizes Dougherty's impressive lacrosse career and the effects it can have on the College's men's lacrosse program. "Brian has reached the highest level possible as a player and he is ready to commit himself to achieving the same success as a college coach." Dougherty is a two-time recipient of Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Goalie of the Year for 1995 and 1996.

Dougherty helped lead Maryland University to the NCAA Division I Tournament Championships in 1995, earning himself the title of Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was a two-time, First Team, All-American while playing for the Terrapins from 1993-1996. Dougherty graduated from Maryland University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice.

Following college, Dougherty went on to unprecedented success as a goalie at the professional and international levels. After a couple seasons in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), Dougherty's Major League Lacrosse career spanned from 2001 to 2009. As a member of the Rochester Rattlers, the Long Island Lizards, and the Philadelphia Barrage, Dougherty took home the league's Goalie of the Year title in 2003, 2006, and 2007, eventually earning him the goalie position on the MLL All-Decade Team for 2001-2010. On the international level, Dougherty won two Foundation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Gold Medals as the goalie for the United States of America (USA) at the 1998 and 2010 FIL World Championships.

Dougherty was as an assistant coach at Haverford College (2002-2008) and the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2010), while also serving as the president of Doc's Goalie School at Lacrosse Evolution, with locations in Downingtown and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania with his wife Megan and their daughter, Mia.

"Chestnut Hill College is dedicated to building a quality NCAA Division II program and we feel Brian will make an immediate impact on the positive growth we have already recognized in only our second season," said Chestnut Hill AD Lynn Tubman. "To have one of the most decorated players in the history of men's lacrosse lead our program is incredibly exciting. I am proud to announce the appointment of Brian Dougherty as our next Head Men's Lacrosse Coach."

"I am extremely excited to become the head coach for the Chestnut Hill College men's lacrosse program," said Dougherty. "I would like to thank Lynn Tubman and all her staff for having the confidence in me to lead the Griffins. I believe this is a tremendous opportunity to take over a program in only its second year and I am excited to compete in the toughest conference in Division II."

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