The Louisville Cardinals today announced the hiring of Scott Teeter as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. Teeter was formerly the head coach at Canisius for the last 16 seasons, where he turned a team that won 11 games in the seven seasons prior to him becoming head coach, into a dominant force in the MAAC.
In 2011, Canisius won a school-record 14 games and capped the successful campaign with the program's first MAAC Tournament title. The Griffs added postseason championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In the run from 2011-14, the team became the first school in MAAC history to win four straight conference titles. Canisius also claimed regular-season crowns in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 after sweeping through conference foes without a loss.
This is a very good hire by Louisville. As many of you know, the Cardinals women’s lacrosse team has gone through a rough patch recently. Two weeks ago the school fired former women’s lacrosse head coach Kellie Young. Young had enjoyed great success on the field at Louisville, however in the last few years, her time has been marked by a lawsuit against her and the school, allegations of abusive coaching tactics, and waves of player departures over the last 18 months. Louisville getting a coach of Teeter’s stature is pretty impressive given everything that has transpired in the last few months and the fact that that the 2018 season begins in about 10 weeks.
Louisville will introduce coach Teeter at a news conference tomorrow 1:30 p.m. Interim director of athletics Vince Tyra was effusive in his praise of Teeter in today’s press release.
We are thrilled to hire Scott Teeter, who has a tremendous coaching pedigree, to lead our women's lacrosse program going forward. We have established a winning tradition, advancing to the NCAA Tournament the last four seasons, and we wanted someone who could help build on that tradition. Scott fits that mold, he's very well known in the lacrosse community, and most importantly, he's been a winner."
Coach Teeter seemed very excited to get started at Louisville.
"The University of Louisville is an excellent opportunity for me because I believe that this is a place where our student-athletes can succeed immediately, both competitively and academically. Together, I believe that we can build something very special here. Louisville is such a unique place, with a world-class university, an exciting women's lacrosse history and unbelievable support and facilities."
In addition to his success at the collegiate level, Teeter is also an excellent coach at the international level. This is from Matt Hamilton over at US Lacrosse.
Teeter was appointed coach of the Canadian women’s U19 national team in 2009. He helped Canada win bronze in 2011 and gold in the 2015 World Championships.
Because of that success, he was promoted to coach the senior national team. He led Canada to silver medals in both the FIL World Cup and the IWGA World Games this summer.
"Scott is an amazing coach that gets the most out of his players," Syracuse coach Gary Gait said. "Winning the world U-19 championship for Canada solidified his ability to coach players to their maximum potential. He is destined to have a great coaching career at Louisville, competing at the highest level in the ACC."
Looks like Louisville indeed grabbed themselves a winner.