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Brian Holman Hired As Head Coach of @UtahLacrosse, Program Sets Sights On Move To D-I "as soon as possible."

Things are happening!!!

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I'd sound the alarm, but they've been on non-stop since Tuesday morning.

The Utah Utes confirmed today that they have hired former UNC Assistant Brian Holman as BOSS of the men's lacrosse team.

The University of Utah Men's Lacrosse team announced today that Brian Holman has been hired as the head coach and will be taking the reigns effectively immediately. With the hire, the team moves into preparation mode in hopes of becoming the newest school to add men's lacrosse at a Division I level.

Holman, a former Johns Hopkins University BALLER, spent the last 8 years as an assistant coach at UNC and helped the Heels earn the national title this past May. BOSS Holman had many kind words for BOSS Breschi & the UNC family, and sounded very excited to be taking over.:

"I'd like to thank Joe Breschi for allowing me be a part of the Carolina lacrosse family. Honestly it was one of the greatest experiences in my life. It was an honor to coach at such a great institution and coaching great young men and will be an experience I will carry with me the rest of my life. My family and I are honored to become part of the Utah Lacrosse program and university. We are so excited for the opportunity and challenge that has been presented to us and we cannot wait to get to work. I would like to thank the university and the Founders Club for giving us the chance to bring the highest level of lacrosse to Utah and the West."

The press release also confirmed that BOSS Holman's son, Marcus Holman (Marcus plays for the Ohio Machine) will join the Utah staff, along with former Wagner assistant coach, Will Manny (Will plays for the Boston Cannons).

While the Utes will play in the MCLA next year, BOSS Holman did touch upon future plans to go Division 1:

"My staff and I truly look forward to ingratiating ourselves in the Utah lacrosse community and being an asset in any way possible I am also incredibly fortunate to bring with me some of the most passionate, dedicated, assistants in the game in Marcus Holman and Will Manny. We look forward to what the future brings. With the landscape of lacrosse growing and evolving nationally, the program will look to make the transition to become an NCAA Division I team as soon as possible."