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Hampton has named Chazz Woodson as the Pirates’ next head men’s lacrosse coach This hiring comes after former head coach Rashad Devoe left Hampton following his first season to take the head coaching job at DIII power Amherst.
Hampton is the third DI school to hire a new head coach this summer, following Johns Hopkins and VMI.
Woodson, a native of Hampton Roads, Va., comes to Hampton after a 13-year stint as a coach at Ransom Everglades, Fla, where he served as both an assistant and head coach of the varsity boy’s lacrosse team. He is the coaching director for Nation United and has also served in multiple roles across the high school, club, and international landscape throughout the past decade-plus.
A 2005 alum of Brown, Woodson is renowned as one of the most exciting and electric attackmen to ever grace the field. At Brown, Woodson amassed a career total of 108 points (71G/37A), was a two-time All-Ivy selection, and was one of the Bears’ leading scorers in 2003,2004, and 2005.
He was drafted 19th overall by the New York Lizards in the MLL draft and enjoyed a 10-year career in the league and was a two-time All-Star. Woodson also played in the LXM Pro Tour and was announced as a member of the Redwoods LC in the PLL when the initial rosters were announced in the spring of 2019.
At Hampton, Woodson takes over a program that is going on its third head coach and heading into their fifth season as a program. Hampton had their best season in program history in 2019, going 6-5. The Pirates were 0-6 at the time the 2020 season was cut short and had faced the most DI opponents in program history.