Koesterer Joins Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Coaching Staff

BALTIMORE, MD Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala announced today that Jamison Koesterer has joined the Blue Jay coaching staff as an assistant coach. Koesterer, a 2007 Johns Hopkins graduate and a four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team, will coach the JHU faceoff specialists and assist Bobby Benson with the offense. Koesterer replaces Dave Allan, who spent six seasons on the Johns Hopkins coaching staff.

"We are thrilled to welcome back Jamison, a two-time national champion and a true winner in everything he does," Pietramala noted. "Jamison's hands-on approach, passion for Johns Hopkins University and his ability to identify with our players make him a perfect fit at this time."

Koesterer played at Johns Hopkins from 2004-07 and was a member of the Blue Jays' national championship teams in 2005 and 2007. He scored seven goals and added 12 assists and 101 ground balls during his career. He also won 176 of 318 (.553) career faceoffs and helped guide the Blue Jays to a 51-11 record during his career at Homewood.

Koesterer has continued his playing career in the National Lacrosse League as a member of the Portland Lumberjax (2009) and the Washington Stealth (2010). He helped the Stealth to the 2010 NLL Championship the first title in franchise history by winning 265 of 446 (.594) faceoffs while collecting 101 loose balls (the equivalent of a ground ball in indoor lacrosse).

In addition to his playing career professionally and at Johns Hopkins, Koesterer returns to Homewood after working tirelessly in the state of Washington to grow the game at the youth level. He served as the Director of Operations at walax.com, a web site dedicated to all things related to lacrosse in the northwest. Walax was also heavily involved in the organization of lacrosse leagues, tournaments and clinics as the sport continues its rapid growth in the state of Washington. In addition, Koesterer coached the Seattle Starz, who won the 2010 Adrenaline High School Shootout.

With Koesterer joining Pietramala, Benson and associate head coach Bill Dwan, Johns Hopkins will feature a coaching staff made up entirely of former Blue Jays for the first time since 2004.

2010-09-07



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