August 6, 2013

Frostburg State Adds Runyon as Assistant

from press release

FROSTBURG, Md. - Shawn Runyon has been added to the Frostburg State University men's lacrosse coaching staff as recently announced by head coach Tommy Pearce.

Runyon, who will serve as an intern/assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program, comes to FSU after serving as an assistant coach for the Springfield College men's lacrosse team in Springfield, Mass. As the team's offensive coordinator, Runyon helped the Pride to 24 wins in two seasons with a pair of Pilgrim League Tournament Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2012, Springfield posted a 14-4 overall record and was ranked as high as 12th in the nation.

Along with being the offensive coordinator, Runyon served as the team's recruiting coordinator, assisted with daily practice plans and led the program's fundraising efforts.

Runyon has also worked as a counselor for the Peak Lacrosse Camp at Springfield College for the last two years. From 2007-11, he coached the Fairport U14 Summer Lacrosse Team and has assisted with the Fairport Lacrosse Camp for the last seven years.

Runyon earned his bachelor's degree in movement and sport studies from Springfield College in December 2011 and will finish his master's degree from SC in physical education in December 2013.

He was a four-year member of the Pride men's lacrosse team from 2008-11. He guided the team to four Pilgrim League Championships, was a two-time all-conference selection and was named team captain as a senior in 2011. Runyon capped his final year as a student-athlete by being named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Honorable Mention All-American.


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