Gobiel Tabbed to Lead Nichols Men's Lacrosse

DUDLEY, Mass. (Aug. 18) - Nichols College Director of Athletics Charlyn Robert has announced today the hiring of Eric Gobiel as the 13th head coach of the men's lacrosse program. Gobiel had led the Wakefield High School boys' program for five years.

"Eric is a great ambassador for the sport of lacrosse and his energy will be just the right spark for a successful 2012 lacrosse season," stated Robert. "His excitement and passion for developing our student-athletes on and off the lacrosse field and within the community is a perfect match for Nichols College."

Gobiel, the 2007 Middlesex League Coach of the Year, ran the Warriors varsity and junior varsity squads serving as a mentor and role model for 70 players on a daily basis. In 2010 and 2011 Wakefield made the MIAA East Division 2 tournament.

"First and foremost I'd like to thank Athletic Director Robert, for the opportunity to join her and her staff in the great academic and athletic community that is Nichols College," said Gobiel. "I believe that Nichols is in the process of doing some very exciting things both academically and athletically and I'm extremely honored to be part of it."

The Chelmsford, Mass. Native also brings head coaching experience from his time at San Dieguito Academy (Encinitas, Calif.), Full Tilt Lacrosse and Indoor Action Sports. Gobiel has served as an assistant coach at Chelmsford High School and the men's club team at Northeastern University.

As an undergraduate, Gobiel was a four-year member of Plymouth State . The two-year captain scored 15 goals and recorded nine assists in 55 games for the Panthers. Gobiel earned his Bachelor's Degree in communication with a minor in sociology and was named the 2004 Panther Award winner for on and off field leadership.

"I am very excited about joining the men's lacrosse program and building upon the solid foundation and tradition left by former coaches and players," added Gobiel. "It is the goal of the men's lacrosse program to achieve excellence not only on the lacrosse field but also in the classroom."

Gobiel teaches at the Campus Academy High School run by the SEEM Collaborative. He works with students with behavioral needs with math, science and life skills. Gobiel resides in Chelmsford, Mass.


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