Lafayette Hires Pat Myers as new Head Coach

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The Lafayette Leopards were lead by interim head coach Ed Williams in 2018. It was uncertain if they would keep him or go in a different direction. Well, that decision has been made as Lafayette has announced the hiring of Pat Myers as the Leopards new head men's lacrosse coach.

Myers was the associate head coach at Penn the last four seasons. He was also the offensive coordinator and the director of recruiting during his time at Penn as well. Meyers helped build and establish a great program at Penn as they have really built up during Coach Myers time in Philadelphia.

Statement from Pat Myers

"I couldn't be more excited for this opportunity. I'd like to sincerely thank Sherryta Freeman, along with Kaity McKittrick and the entire search committee, for allowing me the privilege to lead this program," Myers said. "I wouldn't be in this position without the support of my family, friends, former coaches and colleagues. I'm beyond grateful and wish to thank them for helping prepare me for this moment. Lafayette men's lacrosse will be a program built on hard work, toughness and brotherhood," Myers continued. "We will focus on improving daily and creating an environment in which we chase the best versions of ourselves with relentless effort. Lafayette lacrosse has an extremely bright future and I'm looking forward to getting started."

Statement from Lafayette Athletics Director Sherryta Freeman 

"I am thrilled to welcome Patrick to the Lafayette Athletics family," said Lafayette Director of Athletics Sherryta Freeman. "His coaching experience and readiness to lead make him the right fit for our men's lacrosse program. Pat will foster a competitive, disciplined, family-oriented culture while promoting the academic and athletic balance needed for our student-athletes to be successful. I'd like to thank Kaity McKittrick for a skillful job leading a process that brought several extremely qualified and talented individuals to the search committee and then to campus," Freeman added. "Her work as chair of the committee was outstanding and commendable. Patrick emerged from our talented pool of candidates very early as a competitor and a coach ready to lead our program to success in the Patriot League," said McKittrick, who chaired the search committee. "His career stops at Ivy League and Patriot League institutions allowed him to develop an understanding of our scholar-athlete model and development of the whole person. Patrick believes in creating an elite environment where student-athletes are challenged to excel in all areas of their lives while at Lafayette and beyond. We are excited for Pat and his family to join the Leopard coaching ranks and are confident in his ability to propel our program to greater success."

Pat Myers Introduction Press Conference