Castleton Hires McDougall as New Head Coach

CASTLETON, Vt. - Castleton State College Associate Dean for Athletics and Recreation Deanna Tyson has announced the hiring of Stephen "Bo" McDougall as the new head coach of the men's lacrosse team and an assistant for the football team.

A 2006 graduate of Saint Lawrence University, where he lettered in both football and lacrosse, McDougall spent last season as an assistant coach with Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) foe and in-state rival Norwich University. While at Norwich, McDougall was responsible for coaching the outside linebackers with the football program and serving as the defensive coordinator for the men's lacrosse team.

In 2011 the Norwich lacrosse defense ranked 13th in the nation in scoring defense, while leading the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) at 6.85 goals per game, finishing third in the GNAC standings at 9-5, 6-2.

Prior to his most recent stint at Norwich, McDougall spent two seasons at Saint Lawrence as a Graduate Assistant with the Saints football team. While there he received his Masters in Education Leadership and coached the team's inside linebackers.

Before that he spent two seasons at Norwich coaching the tight ends on the football team, and serving as the defensive coordinator with the lacrosse team.

McDougall replaces Brian Kingsbury as Head Coach of the lacrosse team. Kingsbury spent one season at the helm, earning North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Coach of the Year honors as Castleton won its second-straight NAC Title.

"Bo stood out as the absolute best fit for this position." Tyson said. "Both programs will benefit from his expertise, and in the end we are very happy he accepted the position. He has a proven track record in recruiting in both sports, and he has been a part of successful programs as both a player and coach."

McDougall is the first full-time head coach in Castleton lacrosse history, with the position being added this off-season helping to solidify the department's coaching stable. McDougall will once again be relied upon to coach the defense at Castleton, as well as directing all other aspects of the program.

With the Castleton football team McDougall will be charged with coaching the wide receiving corps, while assisting with recruiting and other facets of the third-year program.


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