January 19, 2012

U.S. Men's National Team Seeks Assistant Coaches

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

U.S. Men's National Team Senior team coach Richie Meade is looking for assistant coaches.
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The U.S. Men's National Senior Team is currently accepting applications for assistant coaches. In December, former Navy men's head coach Richie Meade was named Team USA head coach. He is looking for assistants to help select, plan ahead and ultimately help coach the U.S. group that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver.

Coaches will serve a two-year term. According to the job description (posted in full here), "At time of selection, the coaches must be an active current college club, junior college or NCAA varsity coach; an active post-college club coach or a coach at the professional level; a retired coach at any of the afore-mentioned levels. If an applicant is not currently employed as a collegiate or professional coach at the time of service, he may still be considered..."

In an interview with LaxMagazine.com in December, Meade spoke briefly about the assistant coach selection process.

"Everybody that is going to be involved in this has something else that's important to them," Meade said, talking about potential coaches' and players' other commitments in, for example, the college or Major League Lacrosse ranks.

"The majority of the coaches that we're going to talk to have something else that's important to them. My goal is make all of this stuff the least invasive as we can, without sacrificing the effort and the time that we need to do this correctly.

"First, we want to attract quality coaches and put together a good staff that has a lot of continuity and can work together," Meade said in the interview. "Second, we want to create a plan where the tryouts are thought out and can be executed without too much pull on the participants in different directions. That's the where we are right now, thinking about those things."

Completed applications including a resume and a list of three references, should be returned by Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, to Nathaniel Badder, US Lacrosse Director of National Teams by email (nbadder@uslacrosse.org), mail (113 W. University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21210), or fax (410-366-6735).

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