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MCLA News: Jerry DeLorenzo Resigns From Florida State.

The Seminoles are searching for a new head coach.

News out of Tallahassee, as Florida State has announced the resignation of head coach Jerry DeLorenzo.

DeLorenzo had solid success at FSU. He joined the team in 2015 as an assistant coach, and would later go on to become head coach by the fall of 2015. He helped guide the team to a record of 27-6 in his two seasons at the helm.

The 2016 campaign was unfortunately derailed as the Seminoles were put on probation by the school in mid-April for a “ruckus” on a plane after a successful weekend in Maryland sweeping two top 10 teams. At the time FSU was 14-1, in the top ten, and well positioned for an at-large bid to the MCLA National Tournament or an AQ bid by winning the SELC playoffs.

The Seminoles had a strong year in 2017. Florida State went 14-4 and made the MCLA National Tournament, before losing in the first round in a heart-breaker to Colorado in triple overtime.

The full press release can be found below.

DeLorenzo Resigns, FSU Searching

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State men's lacrosse program has announced the resignation of head coach Jerry DeLorenzo and the immediate opening for his replacement with the Seminoles.

Interested head coaching candidates should submit their resumes via email to Florida State team president Dawson Allen at dawsonscottallen@gmail.com. He can be reached via phone at (561) 558-7356. The candidate should include details of playing and coaching careers.

The team is seeking a mature and experienced coach who is able to balance the challenges of coaching a player-run MCLA program while creating a winning culture at a major university that makes recruiting top lacrosse talent possible.

Candidates should include a cover letter and two references. The deadline for resume submission is August 28. All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential.

DeLorenzo took over for the Seminoles at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign, leading FSU to a 14-1 record and a No. 19 national ranking in 2016.

Last spring, the Noles went 14-4, including wins against five ranked teams and an appearance in the MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour. The Seminoles lost a nail-biter in triple overtime against No. 3 seed Colorado.

DeLorenzo leaves Tallahassee with a record of 27-6. The team wishes him all the best in his future endeavors and thanks him for his contributions to the program.

Florida State lacrosse is a member of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I. FSU competes in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC).