Colgate's Nagle Accepts Stony Brook Job
Stony Brook moved fast in its effort to replace now-Navy men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell and has hired Jim Nagle away from Colgate, according to Newsday. Nagle is a Long Island native who played at nearby Ward Melville in the 1980s. Nagle will be introduced in a formal press conference Tuesday, as will new Seawolves women's lacrosse coach Joe Spallina.
Nagle was 86-64 in 10 seasons at Colgate, including 11-5 in 2011 for the 12th-ranked Raiders. In 2008, he guided Colgate to the Patriot League championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Nagle has reportedly been in the fold for several high-profile Division I openings over the last few years, including Ohio State in 2008, Denver in 2009 and Penn State in 2010. He started his coaching career as an assistant at Loyola, his alma mater.
Nagle was an All-County selection in high school and played for Ward Melville's 1988 state championship team, which went 24-0.
"I'm happy here," he told LaxMagazine.com's Chris Vaccaro in April. "I'll be here as long as they want me."
Colgate will now become the 12th Division I men's lacrosse program under new leadership from 2011 to 2012.