By Mark Jagord
RIT head males’s lacrosse train Jake Coon has actually tape-recorded some outstanding numbers en route to directing the Tigers to a second-straight nationwide title after a 12-10 win versus Union, Sunday.
The Tigers won a single-season program document 22 video games this period versus just one loss, pressing Coon to a 228-24 profession document for a gleaming.905 win portion – the greatest in Department III males’s lacrosse background. Additionally the winningest train in RIT males’s lacrosse background, Coon hasn’t shed greater than 3 video games in a period with the Tigers considering that completing 14-6 throughout his very first project in 2010.
A three-time USILA Department III Train of the Year guest of honor (2021, 2013, 2011) as well as the 2013 MCLA Department III Train of the Year, Coon has actually brought the Tigers to Memorial Day Weekend break 4 times (2022, 2021, 2017, 2013) while additionally making the nationwide semifinals 4 various other times (2018, 2015, 2014, 2011). He has actually led RIT to the NCAA Event each year of his 13-year period.
RIT additionally beat Salisbury in dual overtime, 15-14, to win the 2021 champion as well as is currently the 6th NCAA Department III program to win back-to-back titles as well as just the 7th to declare numerous crowns. The five-goal deficiency RIT conquered in Sunday’s video game was the biggest title video game resurgence in the last decade-and-a-half, otherwise longer.
Stated Coon after safeguarding Sunday’s remarkable champion triumph, “You do not obtain these chances extremely commonly, as well as you would certainly much better capitalize. We yapped regarding exactly how this does not occur each year, as well as not to anticipate it to. Definitely it’s an objective of ours, yet you require to take it all in as well as value the minute. I’m simply incredibly thrilled. We chatted a little bit regarding the heritage item as well as leaving our mark as the 6th group ever before in Department III to win back-to-back titles, so it’s unbelievable to be a component of that little team of great lacrosse programs.”
Coon has actually not shed a championship game video game considering that taking the reins, winning back-to-back Realm 8 crowns prior to winning all 10 titles considering that RIT signed up with the Freedom Organization in 2013.
Aide train Shawn Wilkins has actually been with Coon on the sidelines for all 13 periods at RIT. The 2021 IMLCA Department III Aide Train of the Year has actually functioned as Coon’s offending organizer as well as aided advisor the crime to a single-season program document 411 objectives this springtime. RIT out-scored its 5 NCAA Event challengers by a mixed 102-48 margin.
Mark Jagord is the Athletic Communications Aide at RIT.