Yale and Fairfield Hire Assistants, More Transfer News

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Over the past week or so there has been more news surrounding assistant coaching hires as well as players transferring and entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.

In addition to Andrew Stimmel naming his inaugural staff at Marquette, Yale has elevated volunteer assistant Ed Williams to defensive coordinator, filling one of their assistant coach openings.

Williams came to New Haven prior to the 2019 season after serving as an assistant at Lafayette. He was the interim head coach at Lafayette for the 2018 season after serving as the Leopards defensive coordinator. He spend five seasons in total at Lafayette before heading to Yale.

According to Inside Lacrosse, Fairfield has hired Craig Gibson as offensive coordinator. Gibson has been the offensive coordinator at Stony Brook since 2012. He also served in the role as associate head coach during his time with the Seawolves as well.

There has also been movement on the transfer front as well with multiple players entering the NCAA Transfer Portal or deciding on a destination over the past week.

2019 SoCon freshman of the year Riley Seay has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. Sources indicated that Seay was pondering entering the transfer market, but Ty Xanders reported that Seay has officially entered the Portal.

In addition, rising sophomore goalie Chris Brandau has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. The Boy’s Latin (Md.) product is the twin brother of Yale’s Matt Brandau and helped lead Georgetown to a Big East Championship this past season.

Rising junior defenseman Kyle Stofko will be transferring from Wagner to Marist, as reported by Chris Jastrzembski. The defenseman caused 30 turnovers and scooped up 29 ground balls this past season and should be an immediate impact at Marist.

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