September 19, 2013

Brown Named Coach at New England College

from press release

HENNIKER, N.H. –Director of Athletics Lori Runksmeier is pleased to announce the hiring of Jedd Brown as interim head men's lacrosse coach at New England College.

"We are excited to hire Coach Brown, who comes to us with excellent credentials. He has had success as a student-athlete and as a coach, and will bring his focus on character development and community service to our program," said Runksmeier. "New England College lacrosse is positioned well for success this year, and I believe Coach Brown will help us achieve our goals."

Brown joins New England College serving six seasons as the assistant coach at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. While at UNE he helped lead the Nor'easters to two consecutive ECAC New England Championship appearances, including a win in the championship game last season. Brown's main responsibilities while at UNE included serving as a defensive coordinator, as well as coaching the face-off development, man-down defense, and the substitution coordinator.

"I am extremely excited to become a Pilgrim. I am looking forward to using my experiences as a student-athlete and coach to continue the success of the New England College lacrosse program" said Brown. I'm also looking forward to working with the student-athletes that share the same dedication and passion that I have for the sport of lacrosse.

Brown earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from Western New England University, where he was a three-year starter for the Golden Bear lacrosse team, earning conference defensive player of the year award twice and served as a team captain for two seasons.

Brown will inherit a program that finished last season with an overall record of 10-7 and a conference record of 7-1. The Pilgrims earned the second seed in the playoffs and returned to the conference championship game for the second straight season.


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