Cleveland State Vikings head coach Dylan Sheridan will become an assistant coach with the Ohio State Buckeyes, multiple sources tell College Crosse. It’s expected he is taking the spot vacated by former assistant coach Brad Ross, who was named Navy’s offensive coordinator earlier on Tuesday.
Sheridan was named Cleveland State’s first head coach in 2015 and has led the team since they first took the field in 2017. His overall record was 17-26, including an 8-7 record this past season, highlighted by a road win over Marquette. The Vikings won seven of their final 10 games in the process.
Sheridan led the Vikings as the top riding team in the country, allowing only 70.7% of opposing clears. CSU’s overall faceoffs were sixth in the nation at 63.1%, and their man-down unit finished among the top 20 nationally at 69.8%.
Despite an above-.500 season, Cleveland State has yet to find a conference, joining Hampton and Utah. A couple of sources tell College Crosse the MAAC, a conference many thought was a perfect spot for the Vikings, would not take them for men’s lacrosse.
Prior to Cleveland State, Sheridan has made stops at Princeton and Denver at the Division I level coaching defense and faceoffs, as well as taking the role of recruiting coordinator. Previously, he was an assistant at Lebanon Valley and the offensive coordinator Pfeiffer. He was also the head coach of the Thailand National Team at the 2014 World Championships and also was an assistant with the Saint Mary’s women’s program.
Sheridan’s wife is Brianne Tierney, the current women’s lacrosse head coach at Kent State and the daughter of Denver head coach Bill Tierney.
Cleveland State joins Hampton as the two Division I teams that are in need of head coaches.
An early candidate for the job could be current assistant coach Andy German, who has previously spent time as an assistant at Villanova and was the head coach of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia for one season. However according to a couple of sources, the short-term future of the program could be a little up in the air.