Shenandoah's Jenkins Resigns After 14 Seasons

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wayne Edwards announced Friday that Brian Jenkins has resigned his position as head men's lacrosse coach.

Jenkins, the longest-tenured head coach in the department with 14 seasons at the helm of the program, departs with a 60-126 overall record.

Shenandoah completed its 2011 season last Saturday with a 13-6 CSAC loss to Marywood to finish the year with a 1-14 overall record. The Hornets' lone win came in a 16-4 non-league victory over Bethany (W. Va.) on April 23.

Jenkins' best stretch came in the 2007-08 seasons, a two-year span in which SU won 18 of 25 contests and was Division III's most improved team in 2007. The Hornets improved by seven wins from a 2-11 campaign in 2006 as the 2007 squad won a school-record nine games and finished a best-ever third in the PAC (now CSAC).

The 2008 team matched the wins record, finishing 9-3, and SU tied for third in the PAC.

In 2005, Jenkins guided Shenandoah to a then-record five wins and was named as the PAC Coach of the Year as the Hornets qualified for the PAC Tournament for the first time in school history.

Dr. Edwards indicated that a national search will be conducted for Jenkins' replacement with a goal of having a new coach in place no later than July 1.

"We are appreciative to Coach Jenkins for his 14 years of dedicated service to Shenandoah University and to our men's lacrosse program," Edwards said. "We wish every success for him in the future."

The new coach will guide the team for one season in the CSAC before the department moves to the ODAC on July 1, 2012.

2011-05-06



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