WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross has named 2014 Bucknell graduate, Peter Burke, as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach, as announced by head coach Judd Lattimore and director of athletics Nathan Pine. Burke will also serve as the midfielders coach.
“I am extremely excited to have Pete join our program,” said Lattimore. “Pete adds to our program in many facets. His experience as a player and a coach will help us tremendously. His great work ethic combined with his intelligence fit perfectly with our culture. I am looking forward to working with Pete to achieve our program’s goals.“
Burke spent last season as an assistant coach at Emmanuel College in Boston as the team won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship and earned an appearance in the NCAA Tournament recording a 13-5 overall record (8-0 GNAC). Burke was responsible for the design and implementation of offensive systems, strategy and personnel while also focusing on individual player development. He also assisted in the process of scouting and recruiting of potential student-athletes.
Burke was a four-year member and senior captain of the men’s lacrosse team at Bucknell as a midfielder. The Bison qualified for the Patriot League Tournament all four years, while Bucknell won the Patriot League championship and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2011. As a freshman, Burke was named the Patriot League Rookie of Week. Burke played in 59 career games with 51 goals and 31 assists for 82 points.
Burke was not only a standout on the field at Bucknell, he was also a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, served on Bucknell’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and received Bucknell’s Lacrosse Service Award.
A native of Walpole, Mass., Burke graduated from Bucknell in 2014 as an Economics major.