September 24, 2013

Scanlon Named New Head Coach at Lycoming

from press release

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Hobart College, Chris Scanlon is set for his first head coaching position, as he will lead the Lycoming College men's lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Mike Clark announced on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

"We are thrilled Chris Scanlon will serve as our next men's lacrosse coach," Clark said. "His diverse background as a coach and educator will allow him to connect well with our current team as well as attract high-quality student-athletes in the future. We believe that he has all of the necessary qualities to continue to keep our team in the hunt for Commonwealth Conference titles."

Scanlon spent two seasons as an assistant at Hobart, helping the Statesman to a two-win improvement in 2013, as the team upset three nationally-ranked opponents, including national finalist Syracuse. He helped coach three all-conference selections, two all-conference rookie team picks, two All-Americans, four North-South selections and one Major League Lacrosse First Round Draft Pick.

"I would like to thank President Kent Trachte and Director of Athletics Mike Clark for this opportunity," Scanlon said. "It was clear during my time on campus that Lycoming College embraces the importance of athletics in its mission to foster self-awareness, model social responsibility and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills. I look forward to being an active member of the Lycoming community and leading a new chapter in Lycoming lacrosse."

He also has two years of experience as an assistant coach at the Division III level, serving as a graduate assistant at Clarkson University from 2005-07. At Clarkson, he helped coach one All-American and helped the team to a third-place finish in the Liberty League in 2007.

After his work at Clarkson, Scanlon worked for a year as a social studies teacher at the Timber Ridge School in Cross Junction, Va., before spending three years as a social studies teacher at the Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y.

At CBA, he was an assistant coach for the Brothers' boys' varsity team and the head coach of the junior varsity. In 2010, CBA was 11-6 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Section III Class C Tournament.

While working his way through the professional world, Scanlon also spent five seasons as an MLL player. A third round draft pick of the MLL's Rochester Rattlers in 2005, Scanlon spent parts of four seasons with the Rattlers and one with San Francisco. He has also worked with the Central New York Roadhawks, an elite lacrosse club, and Students of the Game Lacrosse Camp.

A two-time team captain at Hobart, Scanlon played 50 career games, recording 46 career goals and 14 assists for 60 points, and collected 69 ground balls. The North-South All-Star earned Hobart's Crook Family Award for superior value to the team and the Joseph N. Abraham Memorial Award for perseverance through injury as a senior. As a junior, Scanlon was selected All-Patriot League second team after logging 16 goals and four assists. A year earlier, he earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Hobart, Scanlon was a USILA All-American as a senior at Corning-Painted Post West High School.

Scanlon graduated from Hobart with a bachelor's degree in history in 2005. In 2007, he earned a master's degree in education from St. Lawrence University while working at Clarkson.

A native of Painted Post, N.Y., Scanlon was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.


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