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MM 11.20: Maryland men’s lacrosse assistant Jake Bernhardt named head coach at Colby

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Jake Bernhardt (center) was an assistant at Vermont before joining Maryland’s staff ahead of the 2023 season.

Maryland men’s lacrosse assistant coach Jake Bernhardt was announced Friday as the next head coach at Colby College.

The Mules went 4-10 last season and compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which has won seven national championships since the NCAA began sponsoring Division III men’s lacrosse in 1980.

“I am honored to assume the leadership of the Colby men’s lacrosse team, a program with a rich history and a bright future ahead,” Bernhardt stated in a release.

Bernhardt spent the 2023 season as the Terps’ offensive coordinator, leading a unit that scored at least 11 goals in all but two games. Before that, he spent five seasons as an assistant at Vermont.

He was also an accomplished player at Maryland from 2009-13, twice being named a captain and finishing his college career with 63 points. He has played professionally since graduating and currently competes for the Maryland Whipsnakes of the Premier Lacrosse League.

Bernhardt — whose two younger brothers, Jesse and Jared, are still on Maryland’s staff — is the sixth Maryland assistant to become a head coach since John Tillman took over as head coach in 2011.

In other news

Terps football gave No. 3 Michigan a scare on Saturday, but ultimately fell, 31-24.

Maryland men’s basketball dropped to 1-3 on the season when it lost Villanova on Friday, 57-40.

Maryland women’s basketball defeated Syracuse, 83-81, on Sunday.

Maryland volleyball lost to Indiana on Friday and was swept on Saturday by Purdue.

Former Maryland running back Ty Johnson scored a touchdown for the Buffalo Bills.

Maryland wrestling hosts No. 18 Pittsburgh on Monday in its home opener.

Maryland baseball received its championship rings for winning the 2023 Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles.