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Ooooops! (via Baltimore Sun)
Ooooops! (via Baltimore Sun)

According to the Baltimore Sun's main page, the Navy Midshipmen have hired the white version of Rick Sowell.  A major gaffe by the Sun had assistant coach Ryan Wellner pictured as the next head coach. 

A major ooops! moment for the Baltimore Sun, regarded as one of the better publications in the nation to check out for lacrosse news.  As we all know by now, Sowell looks like this:

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All jokes aside, its a great day for Sowell and his family as he becomes the eighth men's lacrosse coach in Navy history.  He has his work cut out for him as Navy finished 2011 with a 4-9 record.  Congrats to coach Rick Sowell.

Some more stats on Sowell and his coaching career:

86-81 (.515) as a head coach

47-26 (.644) at Stony Brook

1990 Georgetown     8-5 .615 Assistant Coach

1991 Georgetown 7-5 .583 Assistant Coach
1992 Georgetown 9-3 .750 Assistant Coach

1993 Georgetown 9-4 .692 Assistant Coach
1994 Georgetown 10-3 .769 Assistant Coach
1995 Georgetown 10-4 .714 Assistant Coach
1996 Georgetown 8-5 .615 Assistant Coach
1997 Georgetown 9-5 .643 Assistant Coach
NCAA First Round
1998 Georgetown 10-5 . 667 Assistant Coach NCAA Quarterfinals
1999 Dartmouth 5-8 .385 Head Coach
2000 Dartmouth 5-9 .357 Head Coach

2001 Dartmouth 6-8 .429 Head Coach

2002 Dartmouth 6-7 .462 Head Coach
2003 Dartmouth 11-3 .786 Head Coach
Ivy League Champions (program's first and only)/NCAA First Round
2005 St. John's
2-11 .154 Head Coach
Tabbed to re-start program
2006 St. John's
4-9 .308 Head Coach
Tabbed to re-start program
2007 Stony Brook 8-5 .615 Head Coach America East Championship Semifinals
2008 Stony Brook
7-7 .500 Head Coach America East Championship Semifinals
2009 Stony Brook
9-6 .600 Head Coach America East Championship Runner-Up
2010 Stony Brook
13-4 .765 Head Coach America East Regular Season/Tournament Champions; NCAA Quarterfinals
2011 Stony Brook 10-4 .714 Head Coach America East Regular Season Champion/Championship Runner-Up