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Chuck Little named Head Coach

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College has announced a new head men's lacrosse coach for the 2002 season.

The newest member of the Panther coaching staff if Chuck Little, a 1989 Ithaca College graduate. He replaces Nate Ostis, who resigned in September after two years as head coach.

Little has been the head lacrosse coach at New Bedford (Mass.) High School since 1996, and served this past season as an assistant coach at Roger Williams University. He begins his PSC duties immediately.

"I'm very excited about coming to Plymouth State and maintaining the Panther tradition," said Little. "I've met with the captains and some of the players, and we've got a good group of young men to work with. Our teams goals will remain the same, and that is to win the Little East Conference."

Little has been active in lacrosse circles for over a decade. He was a professional indoor player from 1989-92 with the Boston Blazers, and a semi-pro player from 1989-95 with the Brine Lacrosse Club. He served as an assistant coach at both Hingham (Mass.) High School (1992) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1995-96), and has been a head coach in the Cape Cod Summer Lacrosse League since 1999. Little has worked numerous lacrosse camps, including those run at Hobart College and Dartmouth College.

"We are excited about Chuck Little taking over our men's lacrosse program," said PSC Athletic Director John P. Clark. "He has a strong background in the sport of lacrosse, and we're confident he will do an excellent job leading our student-athletes."

Little inherits a Panther team that participated in the ECAC New England Tournament in 2001, and finished with a 7-8 overall record.