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In a surprise announcement, Johns Hopkins University announced today “that the University and men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala have mutually and responsibly agreed to part ways.” Here is more from today’s press release.
“For two decades, Dave Pietramala guided our men’s lacrosse program and we are truly thankful for his tireless efforts and the leadership he provided to the young men who represented Johns Hopkins at the highest level on and off the field,” Baker noted. ”Very few great players have demonstrated the ability to become great coaches; Dave Pietramala has done that and his legacy as a player and coach is virtually unmatched in the world of college lacrosse. Our focus now is on the future and ensuring we identify the best person to lead our program and build on the tremendous history and tradition of Johns Hopkins lacrosse.”
To the coach that was more like his players than I knew, recruited me at 15 years old, Had my back on and off the field more than any coach could’ve. I wish I had done more in my four years to help you stay cuz it’s what you deserved. Hopkins royalty. Thank you @CoachPetro43— Joel Tinney (@5tinman21) April 14, 2020
@CoachPetro43 gave me an opportunity to transfer to @jhumenslacrosse & changed my life forever. He challenged me to work hard & become a better teammate. There's no doubt he made me a better player, but more importantly he helped prepare me for life's challenges. Thank you Coach! pic.twitter.com/5eFoWkFHky— Matt Bocklet (@Bocko7) April 14, 2020
Young Petro was a GAWD. Back then he looked like a young James Gandolfini, once kicked me out of the gym for wearing Syracuse shorts, and all he did was win. I am seriously going to miss this man. https://t.co/Qh71bUbijY— Eri_Barrister (@Eri_Barrister) April 14, 2020
Speechless. We weren’t just players to @CoachPetro43 and only those who stood in that locker room knew how much he cared for us. He promised to make us better in all aspects of life and he did. Had our backs through the ups and the downs. Proud to be a Hop Alum because of you— Danny Jones (@The1_Jones23) April 14, 2020
Me opening tonight's podcast: pic.twitter.com/YYap9G1tnA— Dave Pietramala Stan Account (@Eri_Barrister) April 14, 2020
Dave Pietramala’s tenure as Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach has come to an end after two decades. Johns Hopkins announced Tuesday morning that it would not retain Pietramala, who was in his 20th year in Baltimore and in the final season of a four-year contract.
The stuff that really matters Dennis. Perspective. https://t.co/xucBbUjwX1— David Pietramala (@CoachPetro43) April 15, 2020
Gary Gait is often regarded as the greatest lacrosse player in the sport’s history. The acclaim isn’t unwarranted — Gait revolutionized the game during his time with Syracuse and in Major League Lacrosse. Now the coach of the Syracuse women’s lacrosse program, Gait still has the same fire he used to win national and professional titles.
Well ... that’s quite alarming.
Non-revenue sports within athletic departments are in big trouble. More in particular, mens non-revenue sports will be eliminated at an alarming rate in the coming months.— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) April 14, 2020
The college lacrosse world was stunned Tuesday by the announcement the highly successful Dave Pietramala is out as Johns Hopkins head coach after 20 seasons. The shockwaves could be felt all the way to the University at Albany, where head coach Scott Marr looms as a possible candidate to replace Pietramala at the storied program.
Practice makes perfect.
He did it with a lacrosse stick— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 14, 2020
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t was a game that had all the makings of a homecoming away from home, then ‘the virus’ hit and the sports world as we know it came to halt. Including for the still young Kent State University women’s lacrosse team. H
ead coach Brianne Tierney was anxiously awaiting ?the opportunity to lead her team against rival Akron, on the road at William G. Tierney Field in Baltimore. This is the new ‘home’ for the sport, a complex for US Lacrosse complete with a 2,000-seat stadium named for Tierney’s father, an icon in the sport with a combined seven national championships to his name as coach at Princeton and Denver.
Not specifically lacrosse related, but this Inside Higher Ed post is a must read if you are interested in learning more about the economic challenges universities are going through right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the nation’s colleges and universities hard, and Northwest Missouri State University is no exception. John Jasinski, president of the four-year institution, which enrolls more than 7,000 students and is located 100 miles north of Kansas City, Mo., has been dealing with serious challenges the crisis brought to the university’s budget.
With the specter of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic looming over the collegiate landscape, tangible signs are beginning to appear of how the fiscal tightening will manifest itself. The most stinging blow yet came Tuesday when the University of Cincinnati cut the men’s soccer program. It’s the second major college program to be cut since the start of the pandemic, as Old Dominion cut its wrestling program earlier this month.
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Pizza vs. Pandemic, a collaboration between Slice Out Hunger, a volunteer non-profit organization, and Slice, a pizza delivery app, says it has collected in the past three weeks $342,000 from 5,200 donors, using that money to coordinate the delivery, through local pizzerias, of nearly 8,000 pizzas to 300-plus hospitals and clinics across the country.
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@rustonispizza is doing some great things during these tough times. They recently delivered pizzas to Perth Amboy Hospital’s Emergency Department as part of our #PizzavsPandemic initiative. So if you’re in the Sayreville, NJ area, support local and order from Rustino’s Pizza. #CantStopPizza
According to figures released Monday, 16,888 people who fall into the category of “key workers and their households,” and who have shown symptoms or live with symptomatic people, have been tested. So far, 5,733 — or 34 percent — were confirmed to have the virus.
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