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Colgate names Matt Karweck next men’s lacrosse head coach

Karweck comes to Hamilton after six years at Notre Dame

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The Colgate Raiders introduced former Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive coordinator Matt Karweck as their next head coach. This comes a little over a month after former head coach Mike Murphy resigned his post. The news was first reported by Inside Lacrosse.

You can watch the introductory press conference here, courtesy of Stadium.

A Penn Yan Academy grad, Karweck had a great run while at Notre Dame, capturing two ACC championships in 2014 and 2018, as well as five straight NCAA quarterfinal appearances, including two times at Championship Weekend with a national championship appearance for an overall record of 64-30. Notre Dame has had 27 All-Americans, including Matt Kavanagh, Sergio Perkovic, and Ryder Garnsey of offense, and 10 players have been drafted into Major League Lacrosse.

Prior to Notre Dame, Karweck spent a year at Division II Merrimack as well as a year at Detroit Mercy, where the Titans went to the MAAC Tournament championship game in their first ever appearance in the conference tournament. Karweck was also the head coach of Indiana’s MCLA program from 2007-2010, where he was named the 2009 Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year.

Karweck played at Notre Dame under Kevin Corrigan for four years and scored 60 goals and 30 assists in his time on South Bend. In-between graduating Notre Dame and coaching the Indiana Hoosiers, Karweck played professionally in England for one year in Sheffield. He also spent playing for the Chicago Machine for two years.

Before Karweck, there were five names that the school considered for the job. According to a source, all five of them turned down either an interview with the school or the job itself. With Karweck hired, he now has to find new assistants to run the offense and defense. Notre Dame also has a new assistant opening. Could volunteer assistant John Crawley be promoted to that spot?

With Karweck hired, the only head coaching spot that could be still available is Air Force. As mentioned previously, interim head coach Bill Wilson could stay on an interim basis at the Academy. There are also assistant job openings at Albany, Bellarmine, Brown, Bucknell, Holy Cross, North Carolina, and Siena.