July 6, 2012

Childs Resigns as Head Coach of Mercer Men's Program

from press release | Division I Coaching Carousel

MACON, Ga. – Mercer head lacrosse coach Jason Childs has resigned from his position as announced by Director of Athletics Jim Cole on Friday.

"I want to thank Coach Childs for his many contributions to Mercer and the Middle Georgia community," Cole said. "He has done an admirable job overseeing the initiation of our lacrosse program and helped position the team for future success on and off the field."

Childs was named Mercer's first head lacrosse coach on September 8, 2009, assuming the reigns of the club-level squad before helping transition the team into NCAA Division I play in the spring of 2011. In two years of NCAA competition, Child's team posted a 2-25 record, highlighted by the school's first Division I win – a 14-11 triumph over Wagner on March 16, 2012.

"As I move to a different chapter of my life, I will miss the guys dearly," Childs said. "They have been tremendous people to mentor. I want to thank President Underwood and Bobby Pope for the opportunity to be the first coach in Mercer lacrosse history. It is an honor I will never forget. Mercer has introduced me to so many wonderful people, and I consider meeting them to be a tremendous blessing. I wish Jim Cole and the program all the best in the future."

"We remain committed to building a preeminent lacrosse program at Mercer," Cole said.

A national search for the program's second coach will begin immediately.


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