The Hampton Pirates have hired former Naval Academy Preparatory School head coach Rashad Devoe as their next men’s lacrosse head coach, multiple sources tell College Crosse. An official announcement is expected very soon.
Devoe spent the 2019 season as the head coach at Navy Prep. He took over after spending three seasons as the head coach of Division III Beloit where he went 23-24 at the Wisconsin school. The Buccaneers finished in the top four in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference in each of his three seasons, including a first place finish back in 2017.
Prior to Beloit, Devoe was an assistant coach at Colby and Southwestern in the college ranks, as well as at Dallas Jesuit Prep at the high school level. He also has experience working with the Rochester Knighthawks and the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League during the 1990s and 2000s.
Devoe was previously offered the job earlier in Hampton’s coaching search, but multiple sources have told College Crosse he originally turned it down.
Devoe succeeds Lloyd Carter, who retired as head coach on June 30. Carter was also the co-founder of the program when it started as a club team. Hampton went 6-5 in his final season, which was once again filled with plenty of Division II and III opponents. The Pirates return their top five goal scorers, four of them were either a freshman or a sophomore.
There are currently no more head coaching vacancies on the men’s side in Division I college lacrosse. Cleveland State has tabbed Andy German as their interim head coach after Dylan Sheridan took an assistant coaching gig at Ohio State, but have stated that a national search will be conducted to permanently fill the spot.