Hampton has hired Navy Prep head coach Rashad Devoe as their next head men’s lacrosse coach, according to multiple sources. This hiring comes after the retirement of Lloyd Carter earlier this summer.
College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski was the first to report the hiring on Monday night.
Devoe comes to Hampton after spending the 2019 season as the head coach at Navy Prep. He also spent three years as the head coach at DIII Beloit where he led the Buccaneers to a 23-24 record during his tenure.
Prior to his time at Beloit, Devoe was an assistant at Colby and Southwestern. He spent two seasons at Colby (2014,2015) and one season at Southwestern (2013). He has also coached at the high school level with Dallas Jesuit.
Devoe got his start in coaching in the NLL, working with the Rochester Knighthawks and the Philadelphia Wings in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
At Hampton, Devoe is the successor to Lloyd Carter who was the first head coach in program history. Carter also helped co-found of the program and move up from club to DI. Carter led the Pirates to an overall record of 12-25 record during his tenure, including a program best 6-5 record in 2019.
While the Pirates have yet to play a full DI schedule, Devoe has a lot to work with as the Pirates seem to be on an upward path with improvement through each of their first four seasons.