The Premier Lacrosse League will announce their six head coaches for the inaugural 2019 season, multiple sources have told College Crosse.
Dom Starsia, John Paul, Andy Towers, Jim Stagnitta, Chris Bates, and Nat St. Laurent will lead their respective PLL teams beginning in June of 2019. The league is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow.
Earlier today, a Twitter account that appears to be John Paul’s PLL account surfaced online.
Is former Michigan head coach John Paul one of the coaches in the PLL? pic.twitter.com/FGlmcbkQIj— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) December 11, 2018
All six of these head coaches have had previous college coaching experiences.
Starsia coached the Brown Bears from 1982-1992 and the Virginia Cavaliers from 1993-2016. He won four NCAA National Championships, all with the Cavaliers.
Paul was the first Michigan Wolverines head coach when the team moved to an NCAA varsity level in 2012. He lasted until the 2017 season.
Towers spent five years as the head coach of the Dartmouth Big Green from 2010 until 2014.
Stagnitta has held multiple head coaching positions in his career in lacrosse. He’s coached the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Washington & Lee, and Arcadia, as well as professionally with the Denver Outlaws and recently the Charlotte Hounds.
Bates was the head coach of the Drexel Dragons before taking over for Bill Tierney with the Princeton Tigers in 2009. He was recently the head coach of Episcopal Academy (PA).
St. Laurent has been the head coach of Division III Ohio Northern since their inaugural season in 2016. He was also an assistant with the Ohio Machine.