McDermott promoted to assistant coach of Utah lacrosse

SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Lacrosse Head Coach Andrew McMinn announced the promotion of Tim mcdermott as assistant coach today. McDermott has been the program’s director of operations for the past three seasons.

“I am extremely happy that Coach McDermott is returning to an assistant coach position,” said McMinn. “Between his background of coaching and managing a wide variety of roles with multiple programs, as well as his tenure with Utah Lacrosse, I am extremely confident that he is the right fit for the job. to be a defining element in the growth of Utah Lacrosse and has continued to do so since returning to the field as a coach. ”

Over the past three seasons, McDermott has handled the day-to-day logistics of managing the Utes lacrosse program as Director of Operations. Working closely with athletes and coaching staff, McDermott was instrumental in transitioning the lacrosse program from a club sport to a Division I team.

During his time with the program as a club sport, he served as an assistant coach and director of operations for two seasons, helping lead the Utes to the 2018 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference Championship and two appearances in the Men’s Tournament. Collegiate Lacrosse Association. Utah was 16-1 overall in 2018 and had seven All-Americans, nine all-conference caps and was fifth in the latest coaching poll.

McDermott also spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Virginia from 2013-2014, working specifically with faceoff specialists and goalies. Prior to his stint in Virginia, McDermott also spent time at Cortland State, Deep Run High School in Richmond, Va., And Loyola (Md.).

As a player, McDermott was a two-time All-American for SUNY Geneseo. The two-time All-SUNYAC first-team player ranked second in the NCAA in head-to-head winning percentage (0.726, 241 of 332) in his sophomore in 2006. McDermott won 443 of 630 head-to-head (. 703) during his last two seasons at Geneseo.

McDermott transferred to Loyola University of Maryland for his senior season and placed ninth in the NCAA with a winning percentage of 0.586 (109 of 186).

McDermott was a reserve player for the Chicago Machine of the Major League Lacrosse, playing in a game in 2010. McDermott, originally from Cortland, NY, received his Business Administration degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2007 and an MBA from Loyola in 2010 .

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