Former Division III Bryn Athyn College head coach and current Atlas Lacrosse Club defenseman Tucker Durkin will be hired as Drexel’s next defensive coordinator, multiple sources tell College Crosse. Durkin will replace former assistant Chris Collins, who resigned from his post back in June to pursue new coaching opportunities.
Durkin has been the head coach of the Lions for the past four seasons, registering a 30-29 overall record. His best season was in 2018, where he led Bryn Athyn to a 9-7 record and made the NEAC championship game.
A 2013 graduate of Johns Hopkins, Durkin has been a six-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star and has been a mainstay on Team USA’s roster for the past two FIL World Championships, winning a gold medal in 2018.
With Durkin joining the coaching staff, Drexel now has three Johns Hopkins alumni including head coach Brian Voelker and offensive coordinator Steven Boyle.
Durkin was also a finalist for positions as an assistant at Notre Dame as well as a potential finalist for being the head coach at his high school alma mater, La Salle College High School, according to multiple sources.
Vacancies still remain around the men’s college lacrosse landscape. Hampton is still looking for a head coach, while Cleveland State has named top assistant Andy German their interim head coach after Dylan Sheridan departed for Ohio State. Other notable assistant vacancies include Denver, Fairfield, Hofstra, Lehigh, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, and Towson.