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.
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