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Sources: Wagner hires Monmouth assistant Bill McCutcheon as next head coach

McCutcheon replaces Matt Poskay, who left to become the head coach at Division III Montclair State.

UPDATE: Wagner has confirmed McCutcheon as their head coach on Tuesday.

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The Wagner Seahawks have hired Monmouth Hawks assistant coach Bill McCutcheon as their next men’s lacrosse head coach, multiple sources have told College Crosse.

McCutcheon replaces Matt Poskay, who resigned from his position last month to become the head coach at Division III Montclair State. Poskay has since been added to Montclair State’s coaches web page, but is still on Wagner’s coaches page.

A Wagner spokesperson said the school does not have an official announcement regarding a head coach at this time, but the school hopes and expects to make a formal announcement next week. A Monmouth spokesperson confirmed McCutcheon is no longer at the university.

McCutcheon comes over from Monmouth after spending the program’s first five years as an assistant coach. He worked with the Hawks offense which included recent graduate Bryce Wasserman.

Prior to arriving at Monmouth, McCutcheon was the head coach at Millburn High School in New Jersey and was an assistant at Chatham High School, his alma mater. He went 40-20 overall in his three seasons at Millburn, including a trip to the state semifinals in 2012 and 2013.

McCutcheon played three years at Towson after spending his first season at Johns Hopkins. With the Tigers, he recorded 38 goals, 21 assists and 59 points in his final two seasons and tied for the team lead with 23 goals and 15 assists as a senior. He was a team captain and earned second team all-conference nods as a senior and participated in the 2009 USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game.

Wagner hoped to have a permanent head coach before spring practices began in January. Associate head coach Gary DiClementi, assistant coach David Drozjock, and volunteer assistant Michael Fifield were running the team when Poskay left. DiClementi was the main man running the show, according to a source. The Seahawks took part in the Schambach Strong College Lacrosse Fall Classic on Sunday. According to one source, the Wagner players showed heart throughout the past few weeks and stayed together as a team throughout.

With McCutcheon’s hire, there are three full-time Division I coaching vacancies left. Two of them are at Mount St. Mary’s, while the other one is at Richmond.