Hannan Decides to Move On After 12 Seasons at Goucher

Hannan Decides to Move On After 12 Seasons at Goucher

Will Be Introduced as Mercer's New Coach on Monday

TOWSON, Md. — For the first time in more than a decade, Goucher will have a new head men's lacrosse coach when the Gophers launch their 2013 campaign.

Kyle Hannan, who has served in that capacity since November 2000, tendered his resignation to Director of Athletics Geoffrey Miller today for the purpose of becoming the head men's lacrosse coach at Mercer University, a Division I institution located in Macon, Georgia. He is to be introduced as the head coach of the Bears at a news conference on Monday.

"Although Goucher is losing an outstanding coach, this is a tremendous opportunity for Kyle and his family and we wish him the best of luck," Miller commented. "We appreciate all he has done for our men's lacrosse program and where he has taken it."

Hannan's tenure at Goucher lasted 12 seasons, during which he guided the Gophers to a 121-79 record. He was named Coach of the Year in the Capital Athletic Conference and was the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award which goes to the top collegiate coach in Maryland when his first Goucher team went 13-3.

Hannan and his assistants were recognized as the Coaching Staff of the Year in the Landmark Conference following the highly successful 2010 season during which Goucher captured the Landmark title and landed in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time. In 2012, his team again finished as Landmark Conference champions and defeated Washington (Md.), 5-4, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on the way to an 18-2 record.

His overall record after 18 seasons as a head coach is 168-116.