September 30, 2010

Sage Returns as Assistant at Gettysburg

from press release

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Doug Sage '98 has been named as an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Gettysburg College, head coach Hank Janczyk has announced.

Sage, who will serve as the defensive coordinator, returns for his third coaching stint at Gettysburg, having served from 2007-08 and in 2002. He replaces Justin Domingos '99, who took over as head men's lacrosse coach at Colby College last month.

"It is an honor to have a coach with Doug's knowledge and experience back on our staff," said Janczyk. "Doug was able to learn much the past few years working in other programs and has brought back some new concepts that will help Gettysburg men's lacrosse. It is great to have him back at his alma mater."

"I am excited to be back coaching at Gettysburg College for Coach Janczyk and the Bullets," said Sage. "The goal of the men's lacrosse program has always been to compete at the highest level possible and I look forward to working hard with our players and coaches to achieve our goal."

Over the last two seasons, Sage has served as an assistant coach at Stevens Institute of Technology (2010) and at Drew University (2009). At Stevens, he helped guide the Ducks to a record of 9-6 and a 5-3 mark in the Empire 8. One year earlier, he helped Drew finish 9-8 and 4-2 in the Landmark Conference. The Rangers qualified for the Landmark playoffs and reached the ECAC championship game.

From 2007-08, Sage was the defensive coordinator as the Bullets finished a combined 33-6 and 14-2 in Centennial Conference games. In both years he coached a Centennial Conference Player of the Year in goalie Pat Vaughan '07 and defenseman Andrew McGann '08. Vaughan was also the NCAA Division III Goalie of the Year in 2007 while McGann captured the Division III Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2008. In 2002, Sage helped the Bullets go 17-2 (6-0 CC), win the Centennial Conference title, and reach the Division III national championship game for the second year in a row while holding the post of offensive coordinator.

Sage has also coached at numerous other lacrosse programs at various levels. He spent two years at Ridgewood H.S., helping his alma mater to the 2000 New Jersey state finals. From 2002-06, he was the director of athletics at Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA) in New Jersey, serving as the head girls' lacrosse coach in 2003 before taking over as the head boys' lacrosse coach at St. Joseph's Regional H.S. from 2004-06. Sage also works as the coach and director for Next Level Lacrosse and Gamerz Lacrosse.

A former Bullet lacrosse player, Sage was a midfielder and team captain in 1998. He helped Gettysburg to Centennial Conference titles in 1995 and 1998 and played for teams that reached the NCAA Division III semifinals in 1995 and 1997.

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