May 6, 2014

Redko Named First Coach at Kalamazoo

from press release

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Vincent Redko has been selected as the first head men's lacrosse coach in Kalamazoo College history.

Redko completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Connecticut College Camels this spring and will join the Kalamazoo College staff July 1st. He will begin building the Hornet program in 2014-15 with the first varsity intercollegiate season taking place in 2015-16. Kalamazoo will be eligible to compete for an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships as a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Redko served as the recruiting coordinator and defensive coach at Connecticut College and helped the Camels reach the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships for the fifth straight year in 2014. His 2013 team allowed just 8.19 goals per game, ranking third in the conference.

In 2011 and 2012, Redko was the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. In two seasons Redko helped bring the team's goals against average down from 12.46 to 6.96 while setting program records for wins in a season each of the two years.

Redko graduated with a degree in history from Ursinus College (Pa.) in 2010 where he was a three-year starting defenseman and senior captain for the Bears. He earned a master's degree in organizational management at Misericorida University in 2012.

"I am excited to join the staff at Kalamazoo College and would like to thank President [Eileen] Wilson-Oyelaran and Athletic Director [Kristen] Smith for this opportunity," Redko said. "After meeting with the faculty, staff, and administration on campus I knew that their commitment to the overall student experience would make Kalamazoo College an exciting place to start a men's lacrosse program. The academic reputation of Kalamazoo as a top liberal-arts college in the country, coupled with the college's commitment to a successful athletics program, make it an attractive place for lacrosse players from around the country."

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