Over the past few days Drexel and Binghamton have both brought in new defensive coordinators while Lafayette has brought on a new director of lacrosse operations.
Drexel has hired Tucker Durkin as the Dragons next defensive coordinator. College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski first reported the news earlier this week. Durkin replaces Chris Collins who stepped down in June.
Durkin comes to Drexel after spending the past four seasons as the head coach at DIII Bryn Athyn. Durkin led them to a 30-29 record during his stint, including a best 9-7 2018 season where they advanced to the NEAC championship game.
Still playing professionally for Atlas Lacrosse Club in the PLL, Durkin is known as one of the best defenseman in the world. He played in college at Johns Hopkins and has been a member of Team USA for the past two World Lacrosse Championships.
Binghamton has hired Larry Kline, a Binghamton alum, as the Bearcats next defensive coordinator. Kline comes to Binghamton after a two-year stint at Stony Brook where he helped the Seawolves capture the 2019 America East regular season championship and claim the top seed in the America East tournament.
He also served as the defensive coordinator at UMass Lowell during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and DIII Washington College for three seasons prior. Kline also served as a strength and conditioning coach at Washington College during his time there.
Kline started his coaching career as an assistant at Binghamton, his alma mater, during the 2011 season. He played goalie and was a four-year captain for the Bearcats during his playing days.