Wilus promoted, has interim tag removed
Wilus was named interim head coach on Jan. 23 following the retirement of longtime coach Gordon Webb.
"I am extremely excited to name Mike Wilus as our next head men's lacrosse coach at Plymouth State University," said Bownes. "Mike has been a valued member of the staff and brings an abundance of knowledge to the program. He is well respected by the student-athletes and I am looking forward to seeing where he brings the program."
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be named the head men's lacrosse coach at Plymouth State University," said Wilus. "I want to thank Kim Bownes and the entire athletic administration for the opportunity to lead this team. There is a solid foundation in place that I am excited to build upon."
Wilus joined the Panthers as an assistant coach in 2018. An alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wilus formerly served as first assistant men's lacrosse coach at Lynn University in 2013 and was promoted to associate head coach three years later. His prior coaching experience also includes a two-year stint as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Gwynedd Mercy University, where he posted an 18-12 record while boasting a man-up unit that ranked among the top 30 in all of NCAA Division III.
Wilus played in 37 career games for the Minutemen and was named a New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Senior Scholar-Athlete in his final season. He currently serves the PSU admissions team as Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions.
Plymouth State was off to a 1-2 start before the season was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wilus earned his first career win following a 10-7 victory over Norwich on Mar. 3.
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