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Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 10.33.04 AMMatt Kerwick is a great coach and a great friend, he was named the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Cornell University on June 11, 2014. Kerwick, who served in the position on an interim basis during the 2014 season, became the 11th head coach in the programs’ 122-year history.

One of just four current head coaches to take three different teams to the NCAA tournament, Kerwick has led Cornell to a combined record of 27-18 (10-8 Ivy), two Ivy League championships, and two appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Honors & Accomplishments

•ECAC League Co-Coach of the Year (2008)
• Team USA Assistant Coach – Silver Medal at FIL World Championships (2006)
• Patriot League Coach of the Year (2002)
• 1997 – “Babe” Kraus Division III Coach of the Year (1997)
• 1996 Super Six Lacrosse League Coach of the Year Award (1996)

He has coached 18 All-Ivy selections nine All-Americans, one Ivy League Player of the Year and one Ivy League Rookie of the Year. A coach that demands excellence in the classroom as well as on the field, Cornell has had five players named USILA Academic All-Americans, two Academic All-Ivy selections, one CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, one Senior CLASS Award winner, and one YRL Unsung Hero finalist.

Kerwick’s head coaching stint with the Big Red began with a bang, as the 2014 team opened the year with a 9-0 record and was the last undefeated team in the nation. The 9-0 start was the best by a first-year coach in Cornell history since Ned Harkness won 22 straight.

After back-to back Ivy League Championships in his first two seasons, Kerwick faced one of his toughest coaching tests to date, fielding one of the youngest teams in the nation. Of the 39 players that saw action during the 2016 season, more than one-third (15) were freshmen, including seven that started at least one game. The freshman class proved to be the second highest scoring rookie class in program history with 82 points coming from seven players.

Kerwick spent the 2012 season with Georgetown, working as an associate head coach on Dave Urick’s staff. Kerwick played for Urick at Hobart College.

Prior to his time at Georgetown, Kerwick spent two seasons building the program at Jacksonville University, which played its inaugural season at the Division I level in 2010. Kerwick went to Jacksonville with 13 years of combined head coaching experience at Randolph-Macon, Alfred and his alma mater, Hobart, where he spent seven seasons.

Kerwick’s played for Hobart College, where he was a two-time All-American, won four consecutive Division III national championships, and was named the 1989 NCAA Tournament MVP. An all-around athlete, he was also a four-year letter winner on the Statesmen hockey team, serving as captain of both the lacrosse and hockey teams during his senior season. Kerwick finished his career by being named the William C. Stiles Award winner, presented to the Hobart senior student-athlete for leadership, determination and character. Following his collegiate career, he played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1991 through 1996, earning the Baltimore Thunder’s “Unsung Hero” award twice and was an All- Star selection in 1992.

In the full podcast for our Premium family, We hear Coach share a tone of great lacrosse drills, The “Work Your Tail Off” drill, the Cheetah drill, 3V3 to 1V1 and more…

In the Audio Preview, This is for all Free Members simply log in… … listen to Coach Kerwick share how he is opening his practices not only with a fast paced paced drill, but a drill designed to add some toughness as well… right off the bat,

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This in his own words, then check out the article for more details on how to make the “Work Your Tail Off” drill to your practice plan, click here

For another awesome article on one of his drills, the Half and Half drill, just click here,

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