Florida Tech Panthers appoint Chris Hawley as men’s lacrosse assistant coach
recently served as a men’s lacrosse assistant coach with Marquette
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Tech Head Coach Brad MacArthur has announced the addition of Chris Hawley as assistant coach of the Florida Tech men’s lacrosse program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to Florida Tech, the Panther family and Melbourne,” said MacArthur.
“As a player, Chris has played in an elite environment playing in four consecutive NCAA tournaments, one of which resulted in an appearance in a championship game. That championship pedigree is something few athletes academics can experiment in. He was also an elite player, having won All-Conference and All-American honors.
“Chris has had the experience of working with a range of coaching teams in his previous stops, seeing success along the way. These experiences are invaluable to the growth process of aspiring coaches. Throughout the process , the enthusiasm and knowledge he brought, coupled with his athletic pedigree, were intangibles that set him apart from a competitive pool of candidates.We can’t wait for Chris to get started.
Hawley arrives at Florida Tech from NCAA Division I Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he has been a volunteer men’s lacrosse assistant coach since August 2021.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the Florida Tech Lacrosse program,” said Hawley.
“The vision and passion shown by Coach MacArthur and Athletic Director Jamie Joss is, in my experience, unmatched and demonstrates a dedication to the growth and success of the program. I couldn’t be more excited to the idea of joining Coach MacArthur, Coach Wynne and the rest of the staff in the pursuit of excellence at Florida Tech.
At Marquette, Hawley helped lead the Golden Eagles to the 2022 Big East Conference Championship Semi-Final. He was responsible for goaltending coaching and assisting defense.
Prior to his time at Marquette, Hawley was an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Virginia Wesleyan University. He was responsible for goalkeeping training, defense and man-down defense.
Additionally, he served as an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team at Elizabethtown College, where he helped lead the Blue Jays to Landmark Conference championships in 2018 and 2019.
He was also a member of the coaching staff that was named the 2018 Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.
Hawley played collegiately at Lynchburg College from 2012 to 2016. In 2015, he was named USILA All-American Honorable Mention, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) First Team All-Conference, and First Team All-State to accompany the ODAC. All-Tournament Team Honors.
The Raleigh, North Carolina native also helped the Hornets win the ODAC championships in 2014 and 2015.
Following his collegiate career, Hawley played in the Men’s State League for Subiaco Lacrosse Club, where he was a John Keen Trophy recipient and named Defensive MVP in 2017. In July 2017, he also participated in the Maverick Challenge, a tournament between the Australian and Japanese national teams.
The former goalie also introduced goalie coaching techniques to middle, high and college coaches as an instructor at the US Lacrosse Coaching Clinic in 2017 and 2019.
Hawley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Lynchburg College in May 2016.
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