Mike Pressler is the head coach for the United States men's lacrosse team that will compete in the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) world championship in Manchester, England. Pressler previously served as an assistant coach for the 2002 U.S. team that won the International Lacrosse Federation (one of two organizations that merged to form the FIL) World Championship in Perth, Australia.
Pressler has been one of the most successful collegiate lacrosse coaches over the last 20 years. He is now in his fourth season as the head coach at Bryant University and has a career mark of 239-107 entering the 2010 college season. Bryant has gone 35-13 under Pressler the last three seasons. In 2008, Bryant qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in school history. The Bulldogs transitioned to Division I in 2009 and went 10-5 in their first season at the sport's highest collegiate level.
Prior to arriving at Bryant, Pressler won more than 150 games at
Duke, leading the Blue Devils to 10 NCAA tournament berths and a
trip to the NCAA championship game in 2005. He also had successful
stints as a head coach at Ohio Wesleyan and VMI.