MUSTANG PROGRAM BEGINS IMMEDIATE SEARCH FOR HEAD COACH FOR THE 2016 SEASON
May 14, 2015 (San Luis Obispo) – With the end of the 2015 season, Marc Lea has confirmed that he has stepped down as the head coach of Cal Poly Lacrosse.
Coach Lea has led the Mustangs for 15 seasons and has been involved with the program since his playing days in the early 1990’s. Over the course of his career, Coach Lea compiled a 168 – 83 record and guided the program into one of the MCLA’s elite programs. The Mustangs earned five WCLL titles under Coach Lea, and in 2012 fell just short of winning an MCLA National Championship.
“It’s been a tremendous run and I’ve truly enjoyed my time on the sidelines,” said Coach Lea after their final game of the year on Tuesday. “As much as I’ve loved the competition and the games, it will be the players that I miss the most. After spending four years with these guys, they really are family. But the past few years I’ve had a hard time dealing with the time away from my own family, and that’s the main reason behind my decision.”
Coach Lea departs the sidelines with a long list of accolades, including being named the WCLL Coach of the Year in four different seasons – 2001, 2010, 2012, and 2014. In 2012, he was also named the national MCLA coach of the year.
Although Lea will be leaving the coaching ranks, he intends to stay on with Cal Poly Lacrosse in an administrative capacity. “I’ve poured a lot of time and energy into this program over the years, and I am fully invested in making sure this team continues to thrive and continues to improve,” said Lea. “It’s time for me to step away from coaching and all of the details that go along with leading the program, but I fully intend to assist the program on the administrative end to help insure a smooth transition for the next coach.”
The Mustang program is immediately accepting applications for the position of head coach for the 2016 season. This is a paid, part-time position. Qualified applicants for the position can submit their applications online. Applications will be accepted through June 19, 2015.
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