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John Pynchon named Head Coach

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College has announced a new head men's lacrosse coach for the 2003 spring season.

The new coach is John Pynchon, a former assistant coach at Gordon College. He takes over from Chuck Little, who served as head coach the past year.

Pynchon has been an assistant men's lacrosse coach at Gordon the past two years, helping the Fighting Scots to a best-ever record of 10-5 and winning the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season title. He coached a Division III Honorable Mention All-American for Gordon. Pynchon has also been a senior coach at the Gordon Lacrosse Camp since 1998, and was a junior varsity and varsity assistant at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass., from 1998-2000.

"I am excited to become the head men's lacrosse coach at Plymouth State," said Pynchon. "I am an experienced coach with a philosophy that teaching life is as valuable as coaching a sport. I'm looking forward to working with the young men at Plymouth State."

Pynchon played college lacrosse at Nichols College before transferring to Northeastern University, where he played for the school's club team.

"We're very pleased to have John Pynchon join our staff as the men's lacrosse coach," said PSC athletic director John P. Clark. "He has the experience and the knowledge of lacrosse that we're confident will be a good addition to our program. We're all looking forward to the 2003 season."

Pynchon inherits a PSC program that made three straight Pilgrim League playoff berths from 1998-00, and earned an ECAC New England Tournament berth in 2001. The Panthers slipped to 4-10 last spring and were eliminated in the first round of the Little East Conference Tournament.