DeSales (Ky.) has hired former Atherton (Ky.) head coach Tyler Whitchurch to lead the Colts lacrosse program that is set to begin next season. DeSales is one of two new programs that could come into play for the 2020 season.
Whitchurch coached at Atherton for the past two seasons, helping the Rebels get their program started. The Rebels joined the KSLL in 2019 and played their first full season, going 1-13 overall. The Rebels one win came against North Hardin in the first game of the season.
A graduate of St. Xavier, Whitchurch has been involved in the Louisville lacrosse scene in various different ways. He has helped coach at the middle school level and was a game day intern for the Kentucky Stickhorses back when the NALL was a thing. He also played club lacrosse at Louisville and has coached overseas in Germany.
Whitchurch is also the program director of Rebel Lacrosse which is a newer girls club program in Louisville.
In addition to lacrosse, Whitchuch has a background as a basketball coach at both the middle school and high school levels.
Over the past few seasons Whitchurch has had a challenge on his hands with growing the program at Atherton. Now he will take on a similar challenge, starting another program that can have success if things are done the right way from day one.
DeSales will announce the addition of lacrosse and the hiring on Whitchurch sometime next week.