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(Assistant) Coaching Carousel: Former Michigan Assistant Lands At High Point

Plus: A couple of volunteer positions are also being filled.

Brian Schneider

The assistant coaching carousel continues to spin. Three schools have reportedly filled openings at their staffs.

These come from Terry Foy of Inside Lacrosse.

Former Michigan Wolverines assistant Ken Broschart will head on over to the High Point Panthers and Jon Torpey’s squad. Broschart recently left Michigan after the university let go of former head coach John Paul. He was with the program since 2008, when the Wolverines were still a club program. He replaces Ron Garling’s spot, who is now at Cabrini, which is close to his hometown of Swarthmore, PA.

The second comes from the Penn State Nittany Lions, and it involves a last name that should be familiar to most lacrosse fans. David Shriver, the son of Boys’ Latin great Bob Shriver, is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. Shriver was Penn State’s Director of Lacrosse Operations for the past three seasons, and has been with the Nittany Lions for all six seasons since he graduated from Georgetown back in 2011. One spot remains on Kevin Warne’s coaching staff, as Matt Rewkowski (Delaware Blue Hens) and Justin Ward (Army West Point Black Knights) have moved on to other schools.

Finally, Max Silberlicht, a former assistant at Lynchburg and most recently at Bowdoin in the competitive NESCAC conference, will replace Stephen Toomy on the Boston University Terriers coaching staff. Silberlicht was a graduate of Hobart College back in 2010 and was a goaltender in Upstate New York, and ended up at Lynchburg as an offensive assistant immediately after graduating college. This will be his first coaching job at the Division I level.

Former Syracuse Defensive Midfielder Heading To Binghamton

Former Syracuse Orange short stick defensive midfielder Paolo Ciferri will take a volunteer assistant coaching gig with the Binghamton Bearcats for the 2018 season, according to a couple of sources. Ciferri wrapped up his Cuse career this past May, and was named a USILA Honorable Mention All-American this past season. The Bearcats lose attackman Tom Moore and goaltender Tanner Cosens to graduation in 2018 after helping the team to an 11-5 mark in 2017.

John Crawley To Notre Dame?

There’s been some rumblings that former Johns Hopkins Blue Jays player John Crawley will be joining the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse community, according to multiple sources as well as his girlfriend on Instagram.

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There’s many questions to ask about this. First, is it as a permanent assistant or as a volunteer assistant? I’d assume it’s the latter but you never know. She also doesn’t mention if he will be a coach on the men’s or women’s team, presumably the men’s, and it would be a rare change for that coaching staff. It’d be safe to also say that if he’s headed to the men’s team, he’ll replace volunteer assistant Kevin Anderson, who’s been with the team since 1997 as an assistant coach. But since 2007, he’s been a volunteer assistant. He could also finish his Master’s at the school and be a graduate assistant. Notre Dame’s offense could get a good jolt with Crawley on the staff, and maybe some new ideas as well coming from the Hopkins family.

We’ve reached out to the Notre Dame athletic department multiple time for comment.

Crawley had a successful career at Hopkins, finishing his four years at Hopkins with 100 career points (70 Gs & 30 As), making him the first JHU midfielder to reach the mark in seven years. John was also the first Hopkins player since 1949 (and only the 14th ever) to serve as captain of the team for more than one season.

John’s had a pretty good start to his pro career. In only five games, he has 13 points on the season, and broke out in a huge way back in his first game as a Hound on June 3 when he had six goals versus Atlanta. He actually stopped by The Scoop Podcast back in the middle of June to talk about his college career and the transition to being a pro. It’s a pretty enjoyable podcast and I encourage you to check it out.