Providence, R.I. – Brown men’s lacrosse head coach Mike Daly has put together his coaching staff and announced that three of his former Tufts players and assistant coaches – Brett Holm, Matt Callahan and Chris Schoenhut – have been named to his first coaching staff at Brown.
“I am excited about filling out our staff and humbled to have coached all three of these men, as well as mentored them along their coaching careers,” said Daly. “These men are the perfect fit for our program and Brown University. I cannot thank Jack Hayes and his staff for their support of our program.”
Holm is reunited with Bears’ head coach Mike Daly after spending the last four years as the offensive coordinator and recruiting co-coordinator for the Providence College men’s lacrosse program.
“Brett brings a ton of talent and experience to our program,” said Daly. “I am most excited about the work ethic and toughness standard he will bring to our program.”
Holm coached at Providence from 2012-2016 where he helped guide the Friars to their first ever appearance in the Big East Tournament in 2016.
Holm came to Providence College after spending four seasons at Tufts as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator (2009-12) under Daly. While with the Jumbos, Holm worked closely with the program’s face-off unit and defense.
During his tenure on the sidelines, Tufts made four-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2009-2012, including three trips to the Final Four. The Jumbos captured the NCAA title in 2010, finished as NCAA runner-up in 2011 and advanced to the NCAA semifinals in 2012. During Tufts’ NCAA title run in 2010, Holm was honored as USILA National Assistant Coach of the Year and also served as a head coach at the East-West All-Star Game. In four seasons as an assistant coach at Tufts, the program compiled a 68-11 overall record.
Holm also enjoyed an impressive playing career at Tufts, and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2007. He went on to complete his masters at Tufts in 2011 in Urban Environmental Planning and Policy.
A native of Longmeadow, Mass., Holm was a two-sport standout in football and lacrosse at Tufts. He earned All-New England honors in 2006 and was an All-NESCAC selection in 2005. The two-time team captain also earned the Beggattaway Award for hard work and determination in 2006 and 2008. He was also a football team captain as a senior.
Callahan was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tufts for two years, in 2015 and 2016, helping the Jumbos win the NCAA National Championship in 2015 and reach the NCAA National Championship game in 2016.
“Matt is an extremely loyal person, who will bring a great competitiveness to our program and defense,” said Daly.
A 2013 graduate of Tufts, the Acton, Mass., native was the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s recipient of the Williams C. Stiles Memorial award as the nation’s most outstanding defensive player as a senior. He was a USILA first team All-American in 2012 and 2013.
Callahan also earned New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first team honors and was a New England Small College Athletic Conference first team pick in both 2012 and 2013.
Callahan was selected as the second pick in the second round in the MLL draft by Denver, drafted 14th overall. He spent the summer playing for the LXM Pro Tour, another professional lacrosse league.
Schoenhut scored 139 goals in three years at Tufts, including a school record 80 goals in 2014 to lead Tufts to the NCAA National Championship. He earned third team USILA All-American honors as a junior, but his career was cut short due to injury. The Mill Neck, N.Y. native, who attended Chaminade High School, was named USILA Scholar-Athlete selection in 2015.
“Chris played in and has coached within our offensive system and will continue to bring great tempo, energy, and enthusiasm to our program,” said Daly.
Schoenhut immediately joined coach Daly’s staff at Tufts, starting as an undergraduate in 2015 and continuing in 2016 after graduation, with responsibilities to run all offensive phases of practice, while taking on most of the responsibilities of the offensive coordinator.