Schultes to Step Down at Miami (FL) at End of 2012 Season

Coral Gables, FL (April 10, 2012) -- After four years, Alex Schultes, the longest tenured men's lacrosse coach at the University of Miami has announced his resignation along with his entire coaching staff effective the end of the season.

Schultes arrived at the University of Miami as a graduate student in the fall of 2006. After finishing a master's degree in International Administration, he took the helm of a struggling young team in its first years of competing in the SELC/MCLA.

During his years in Coral Gables, he coached the team's first all-conference selections, led the 'Canes to their first ever winning seasons and successfully recruited former NCAA Division I, II and III athletes from around the country.

In 2011, he was awarded the University of Miami Polly Cooper Outstanding Club Sports Advisor of the Year.

The graduation of key players, injuries and administrative issues plagued the 2012 team. Citing an overall lack of dedication and inability to improve attendance of veteran team members, both the team and coach mutually agreed to take action in order to build momentum for the 2013 season.

A search for a replacement will commence immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the LaxPower job listings page.

Schultes' Head Coaching Record:
2009: 4-5
2010: 6-4, 1st Top 25 ranking in program history, 1st Top 10 ranking in program history, ranked #8 in the country according to LaxPower.com, two All-SELC selections
2011: 8-5, awarded University of Miami Polly Cooper Outstanding Club Sports Advisor of the Year, one All-SELC selection
2012: 1-10, (2 games remaining)

2012-04-10



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