PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University has hired a Hall of Fame coach to take over its men's lacrosse program.
Gordon Webb, a 2001 inductee in the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has been named head coach of PSU's men's lacrosse team. Webb takes over from Andrew Brauch, who resigned earlier this month after five years on the job.
A former standout player at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under legendary coach Dick Garber, Webb (right) has a lifetime of experience in the lacrosse world. He coached Boston State College and UMass Boston for 12 years from 1971-82, leading the team to six Colonial League championships and five runner-up finishes. He was an assistant with the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1995-97. Webb also coached Nashua (N.H.) High School for five seasons from 1995-99, winning the 1995 Coach of the Year award and capturing the state title in 1998. This past spring he served as head lacrosse coach at Plymouth (N.H.) Regional High School.
"We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished coach as Gordon Webb to the PSU Athletic Family," said PSU athletic director John Clark. "He brings a wealth of experience to our men's lacrosse program, and we're confident he will do an outstanding job."
Webb has also been involved in lacrosse administration, serving a variety of roles for the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He has founded and run numerous lacrosse summer leagues and camps and was inducted into the UMass Boston Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
"I am really excited to become the ninth coach in the 43-year history of the Plymouth State men's lacrosse program," said Webb. "It has a rich tradition and I'm looking forward to continuing the success of the program. We're in a league that has been growing, but we have a strong foundation and I'm looking forward to the challenge."
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