Vermont Assistant Hulme Takes Position at Fairfield
from press release
Fairfield University head men's lacrosse coach Andy Copelan announced today the addition of Colin Hulme as the newest member of the Stags coaching staff. In his role, Hulme will serve as the defensive coordinator, while assisting with recruiting, game planning and day-to-day operations of the program.
"We're excited to welcome Colin Hulme and his wife, Tara to the Fairfield community," Copelan said. "Colin is driven, motivated and hungry to help continue the ascent of Fairfield lacrosse. He has a great balance of knowledge, passion and overall competitiveness that will be a great asset to our program."
Hulme comes to Fairfield after a four-year stint as the primary defensive coach at the University of Vermont. During his tenure he helped the Catamounts to a national scoring defense ranking of 25th in 2011, a year after coaching the squad to a NCAA ranking of 14th in man-down defense. Hulme had a role in recruiting the 2010 America East Rookie of the Year, and four All-Rookie Team members, and in 2011 coached a pair of All-America East defenders.
Prior to joining the Catamount's coaching staff, Hulme spent 2007-08 as an assistant coach at The College of the Holy Cross. There he served as the program's recruiting coordinator and was the Crusaders primary defensive coach.
Hulme graduated from Colgate University in 2007 with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. He was a four-year starter for the Raiders lacrosse team, and was twice named a USILA All-America. As a team captain in 2007, Hulme was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Patriot League. He was also named a 2007 NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America.
Following his career at Colgate, Hulme was drafted in the second round, the1 6th overall pick, of the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft by the San Francisco Dragons. He started nine games for the club in his rookie season at defense. Hulme then spent two seasons with the Boston Cannons, playing every game in 2008 at short-stick defensive middie, and played both defense and short-stick in 2009.
With the addition of Hulme, Copelan has his staff complete for the 2013 season and the Stags have already begun fall practice.
"Turning over two full time assistants the same summer is a difficult task," said Copelan, "but I'm very pleased with the new group that we've assembled."
The Stags are coming off of the best season in program history. Fairfield went 12-4 overall and advanced to the championship game of the ECAC Lacrosse League tournament for the second time in as many seasons, where they fell to the eventual national champion.
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