MANCHESTER, N.H. – Saint Anselm Associate Director of Athletics Phil Rowe announced this week the promotion of Dave Moloney as Interim Head Coach for the men’s lacrosse program for the upcoming spring season.
“We are thrilled that Dave has decided to stay with the program,” Rowe said. “Dave’s familiarity with the players and Saint Anselm College will help make the transition from Steve’s outstanding leadership to Dave’s seamless for the players.”
“Dave is also pleased that Coach [Matt] Johnson and Coach [Garrett] Pedley have decided to remain with the program. The three of them will give our team outstanding continuity as we pursue the NE-10 Championship this spring.”
Moloney, who served as a volunteer assistant for the Hawks last season, was also head coach of Saint Anselm program for six seasons from 1998 to 2003. While at the helm, Moloney compiled a 46-39 overall record—the highest win percentage among the five coaches in program history—and was named the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year in 2002.
Moloney will step in for Steve Gaudreau, who resigned last month to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with his family. Gaudreau had led the Hawks to a 23-29 league record in five seasons and four berths to the Northeast-10 Championship Tournament.
“Over the past five years Steve has worked hard to raise the level of his program and pushed his athletes to be as strong in the classroom and in the community as they were on the field,” Saint Anselm Director of Athletics Jim Herlihy said. “His professionalism, work ethic and passion for providing a great experience for his student-athletes has been tremendous.”
A national search for the program’s next head coach will commence early in the spring of 2015.
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