CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Chris Wojcik, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, announced today the hiring of Noah Fossner as the lacrosse operations coordinator.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Noah Fossner to our staff,” said Wojcik. “Noah is a man of high character, diligent, and passionate about developing young men through lacrosse. He has experience at three other college lacrosse programs, and his background will enhance our overall program. Our entire staff is looking forward to teaming with Noah as we begin the 2016-2017 year.”
Fossner most recently spent a year as an assistant coach with Boston University in 2015-2016. Working with the Terrier goalies, Fossner guided Christian Carson-Banister to a Patriot League-best 10.73 saves per game. Carson-Banister sat among the top-25 in the country in save percentage (.533) and goals-against average (9.69).
Before heading to Boston, Fossner spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Delaware. Fossner also mentored the netminders, including Brett Anton, who led the Colonial Athletic Association with a .620 save percentage in 2015. Delaware boasted two All-CAA players and a CAA All-Rookie team selection that were mentored by Fossner.
Prior to his time at Delaware, Fossner was a volunteer assistant at Rutgers for two seasons, where he specialized in goalie instruction, organizing camp and also worked with faceoff specialist and current Harvard volunteer Joe Nardella, who finished the 2013 campaign fifth in the nation in faceoff percentage (.622).
A native of Niskayuna, New York, Fossner was a three-year starter at Delaware and graduated in 2011 as one of the top goalkeepers in Blue Hen history. He captained the squad for three seasons, and finished second in the country in saves (184) in 2009. Delaware appeared in two NCAA Tournaments with Fossner between the pipes, and he was also the 2011 USILA North-South All-Star Game MVP.
Fossner and his wife Allison reside in Littleton, Massachusetts.