Former BYU Coach Lamb Hired by Adams St.
|Jason Lamb made his name as the head coach at Brigham
Young where he won three national championships. From now on, he'll
be trying to put NCAA Division II Adams State (Colo.) on the
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Jason Lamb, the long-time coach at Brigham Young who left at the
conclusion of the 2009 campaign, has been hired as the men's
lacrosse coach and Director of Lacrosse Operations at Adams State
College, according to Athletic Director Larry Mortensen.
"Adams State is tremendously excited about getting Coach Lamb to direct the men's and women's programs at our institution," said Mortensen on Monday. "We are excited to grow lacrosse at the NCAA D-II level in the West."
Adams State, which is located in Alamosa, Colo., will be joining NCAA Division II in both men's and women's starting in the fall of 2010 and with a full varsity schedule in the spring of '11.
"The thing that is most exciting for me is this is an excellent athletic department behind this move," said Lamb. "This is not an exploratory move. They are committed to a head coach, they are committed to the facilities, and they are committed to winning. Being in athletics as long as I have, there are things you want to be associated with and Adams State has all of it."
Lamb was the head coach at BYU from 1995 through 2009, amassing a 213-69 record and three national championships (1997, 2000, 2007), but was relieved of his job with the Cougars after not sharing the same vision with the University's club sports director.
Adams State is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, a conference that already boasts one upcoming varsity program, Mesa State, as well as numerous well-run MCLA programs such as Metro State, Fort Lewis, Colorado Mines, Regis and Western State.