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|As Chris Jastrzembski first reported on Thursday, former Air Force head coach Eric Seremet has been hired as the new offensive coordinator for Rutgers. Seremet was suspended indefinitely after a hazing investigation that plagued the lacrosse program last fall. He replaces Jim Mitchell who left Rutgers to take the head coaching job at Bellarmine.
Seremet has spent nine seasons as a head coach at Air Force where he helped lead the Falcons to three conference championships. In 2014 he lead Air Force to a ECAC championship and first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998. Also Seremet lead the Falcons to two consecutive SoCon championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2016 and 2017.
Seremet was an assistant at Air Force for seven years prior to becoming the head coach. He also had stops at Cornell, Stony Brook, and Dartmouth prior to arriving at Air Force.
Also, Seremet played in college at North Carolina from 1988-1992. During his playing days at UNC he was part of four ACC championship teams and Final Four teams.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Coach Seremet to the Rutgers lacrosse family today,” head coach Brian Brecht said. “I am very excited to have Eric join us here “On the Banks” as he has been very successful and has the experience in developing players and teaching the game at the highest level. I have known Eric for over 20 years and have been very impressed with his abilities to successfully lead, teach and communicate as he most recently was able to build Air Force into a program that won conference championships and earned multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament. Knowing Eric to be a person of outstanding character, teacher of fundamentals, and a great game day planner and technician, our current and future players will grow both on and off the field with his addition to the coaching staff. I am very excited to have Eric and his family join us and look forward to having him meet our current and incoming student-athletes as we start the new school year and prepare for the 2019 season.”