Former OSU Captain Joins Bulldogs
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Andrew Stimmel, the captain of the 2010 Ohio State Lacrosse Team who was the 2013 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division II National Coach of the Year, is Yale's new assistant coach and will handle the goalies.
Stimmel, the Grove City (Pa.) College head coach the last two seasons, led the Wolverines to an Elite 8 appearance in the 2013 national tournament and finished fifth in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse Poll after a 10-2 regular season and a first-ever top seed in Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association Playoffs.
He transformed a 3-7 team in 2011 into a 7-5 squad his first year as a head coach. While compiling a 17-7 overall regular-season record, Stimmel produced four All-Americans and had the conference's best face-off percentage.
A two-year starter as a defensive midfielder for OSU, Stimmel was the 2010 team defensive MVP and the 2009 Buckeye Power Club Award Winner. He was also a three-time scholar-athlete recipient and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten.
Stimmel, who was taken by the Ohio Machine in the MLL Supplemental Draft, has also been the director of curriculum and co-director of recruiting for Low and Away Lacrosse Camps in Pittsburgh.
Additonal coaching experience came with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lacrosse as head coach of the 2011 U-15 National Developmental Program. That team won a national title while he served as an assistant on the 2010 U-17 and U-19 squads that also won national championships.
Stimmel and his wife, Vanessa, live in Milford.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director