Liam Gleason Returns to Siena as Head Coach

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As reported by College Crosse on Monday Siena has hired Albany associate head coach Liam Gleason to be the new head coach of the Saints men's lacrosse team.

Gleason, an Albany graduate, has spent the past seven years as an assistant coach at Albany under Scott Marr. Gleason has served as the defensive coordinator and associate head coach during his time with the Danes. Before his coaching stint at Albany he was the head coach at DII Saint Rose for one season, 2011.

Gleason is no stranger to the Siena program as he started his coaching career in Loudonville, NY with the Saints. He spent three years, 2007-2010, as the defensive coordinator for the Saints under then head coach Brian Brecht, who is now the head coach at Rutgers.

Liam Gleason's said in a press release “I’m extremely honored for the opportunity to return to Siena College and head the men’s lacrosse program. I’d like to thank Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio, Associate Director of Athletics Lori Anctil, and the entire search committee for choosing me to be the next head coach. Additionally, I’d like to thank UAlbany Head Coach Scott Marr and Director of Athletics Mark Benson for my fantastic experience over the past few years which helped prepare me to take on this new role. I’m excited for the opportunity to build Siena back into a MAAC Championship contender, and I look forward to rekindling the relationships I previously made with our loyal alumni base.”

Siena athletic director John D'Argenio said in a press release “We are excited to welcome Liam back to Siena. It was very evident when he was here previously that he possessed the makeup to be a successful head coach. He comes from an outstanding program at UAlbany where he was part of the team’s national success, while also being an accomplished recruiter in the geographic areas where Siena has been successful in the past.”