Athletics

Evan Crosby Joins Amherst Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff

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AMHERST, MA – Amherst College head men’s lacrosse coach Jon Thompson is pleased to welcome the final piece to his coaching staff this week with the addition of assistant coach Evan Crosby. This spring will be Crosby’s first foray into the coaching world after graduating from NESCAC powerhouse Tufts University in 2010.

Crosby joins Pat Hart in assisting Thompson in his first season as the helm of the Lord Jeff program.  "I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to join not only the Amherst lacrosse program but the entire Amherst College community,” shares Crosby. “Having played my college career in the NESCAC I understand the unique opportunities on the field, and in the classroom that these wonderful institutions provide. Amherst continues to set a standard for academic and athletic excellence, and I'm grateful to be a contributing member to such a tradition. Coach Thompson and Coach Hart have set the tone for great season for the Amherst lacrosse team, and I'm looking forward to playing my part in that."

Thompson could not be more pleased to have Crosby joining his staff. “Evan brings a level of competitiveness to our program that we are incredibly excited about,” said Thompson.  “He has proven that he understands what it takes to compete and win at the highest level of lacrosse, all the while understanding that giving back to the community and excelling in the classroom as a scholar are just as important as life as an athlete.”

As a two-sport student-athlete at Tufts in lacrosse and men’s ice hockey, Crosby had the fortune of ending his collegiate career playing for a national championship. As a starter on defense for the Jumbos as a junior, Crosby experienced a run in the 2009 NCAA Tournament that ended with Tufts being ranked as high as 5th nationally.

As a senior in 2010, Crosby and the Jumbos won the NCAA Division III National Championship – the first in the history of Tufts University for any team sport. During his four years at Tufts, the Jumbo lacrosse team posted a record of 55-16, which included winning the program’s first ever NESCAC Championship in 2010.

Thompson also adds that “simply put – Evan is more than just a National Champion.  He innately has the work ethic it takes to be a great coach, and is eager to prove that this is a profession he will thrive in.  I am supremely confident that he will be a great leader for the young men of the Amherst lacrosse family.”  

While graduated with a degree in history from Tufts, Crosby spent time working at both the Jumbo Lacrosse Clinic and at the renowned Peak Performance Lacrosse Camp in nearby Springfield, MA