Ryan Danehy Named Next Head Coach at Mercer

(Photo Courtesy of Bucknell Athletics)

The Mercer Bears men’s lacrosse program has its new boss.

Ryan Danehy was named the program’s next head men’s lacrosse coach on Friday afternoon. The news was first reported on Thursday night by Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse.

Danehy arrives in the Peach State after a four-year stint as the offensive coordinator at Bucknell. This past spring, he helped the Bison to a Patriot League Tournament berth and oversaw an offense that averaged 13.53 goals per game as the 19th-best scoring offense in DI lacrosse.

Prior to his time at Bucknell, Danehy spent two seasons on staff at Penn while also coaching in the pro ranks as the offensive coordinator for the New York Lizards. He also served as the offensive coordinator for Michigan from 2012-2014. He got start in coaching at his alma mater, Dartmouth, where he served under both Bill Wilson and Andy Towers from 2007-2011 in both offensive and defensive roles.

Danehy has also served as the President and Chairman of Turkey lacrosse since 2017 and coached the Turkish national team during the 2018 World Championships.

At Mercer, Danehy becomes the program’s fourth head coach. The Bears are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 5-10 (2-3 SoCon). Mercer will begin play in the ASUN Conference in 2023.

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