Mount Saint Joseph Hires Slafkosky as New Head Coach

Baltimore, MD July 19, 2010 Mount Saint Joseph High School, a Catholic college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, is pleased to announce the hiring of David Slafkosky as coach of the varsity lacrosse team. Slafkosky was previously assistant lacrosse coach at the University of Maryland for 26 years.

During his time at the University of Maryland, Slafkosky acted in a variety of capacities: defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and academic support unit liaison. He coached three William Schmeisser Memorial Cup winners for the nation's "Outstanding Defensemen of the Year" and while he was in the positions of Offensive and Defensive Coordinator the team was invited to the NCAA tournament 24 times, advanced to the final four nine times, and made it to the NCAA championship game three times.

He has been named the Division I IMLCA Coach of the Year in 2005, The Maryland State Lacrosse Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008 and awarded membership in the University Maryland "M" Club for distinguished service and support in the advancement of athletics.

Prior to the University of Maryland, Slafkosky was the assistant lacrosse coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

"This will be my first position not coaching at the college level," said Slafkosky. "I am looking forward to the challenge of competing in one of the toughest lacrosse leagues in the United States. Both of my sons attended Mount Saint Joseph and I feel privileged to be working with a great group of student athletes this season."

Slafkosky graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1974, where he led the Blue Jays to a national championship his senior year as a midfielder.

Slafkosky and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of four children: Daniel, Sarah, Kevin (MSJ Class of 2005) and Alex (MSJ Class of 2009). Slafkosky continues to keep the memory of his eldest son Daniel close to him. A U.S. Marine, Daniel passed away in December 2000 at the age of 20.

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