Chemotti Tabbed to Lead Richmond's New Lacrosse Program

In 2008, the Greyhounds captured the ECAC title behind an explosive offense that ranked second in goals per game and points per game (13.43), and first in shooting percentage, in the league.

Under Chemotti's direction in 2008, Koppens was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year after finishing as the league's top scorer. In Chemotti's three years calling the offense, nine offensive players have been awarded with post season All-ECAC honors (four first-team and five second-team).

In 2007 the Loyola offense ranked 17th nationally in team offense and finished the season with a .640 assist percentage.

A 2002 graduate of Duke University, Chemotti led the Blue Devils to back-to-back ACC Championships during his junior and senior seasons. During his career in Durham, N.C., the Blue Devils reached the NCAA Tournament all four years, advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals three times. He was selected a team captain his senior year, and was awarded the school's Roy Skinner Award for Dedication and Sacrifice.

Following graduation, Chemotti worked as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College from 2002-2004, working primarily with the offense and the face-off men. In 2004, the Big Green's offense ranked third nationally in assist percentage and 15th nationally in team offense, and in 2003, Dartmouth's face-off percentage was good enough to finish ninth in the country. Chemotti then worked as an assistant at St. John's for two seasons, 2004-2006, before moving to Loyola for the 2006-2007 academic year.

In addition to coaching, Chemotti plays lacrosse professionally as a midfielder for the New Jersey Pride and Washington Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. He was a member of the Pride from 2003-2008 and the Bayhawks in 2009. Serving as a two-way midfielder for the Pride and Bayhawks, Chemotti has amassed 54 points and 143 ground balls in 69 career games. Chemotti also played one season (2003) in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the New Jersey Storm.

Chemotti, a native of Skaneateles, N.Y., played high school lacrosse for West Genesee in Syracuse, where he was named an All-American and the Central New York Player of the Year in his senior campaign. He led the Wildcats to a Class A New York State Championship his senior season and to a runner-up finish his junior season.

What They're Saying ...

"We want to thank Dan for all of his contributions to our program and wish him the best as he moves on to Richmond. I believe that one measure of a coach is leaving a program in better shape than you found it, and Dan certainly has done that. He is an extremely hard worker, is creative and passionate about lacrosse. I believe he will be a tremendous head coach because he is a great leader and a better person."
--Loyola (Md.) Head Coach Charley Toomey

"Richmond made a huge statement to the Division I lacrosse world in hiring Coach Chemotti. This past summer Dan was one of the more sought after candidates in the D-I coaching ranks. Over the course of Dan's career, he has proven to be one of the more innovative offensive minds and one of the most dynamic recruiters in the country. For Richmond to land the first assistant at the defending national champion, it tells the lacrosse world how serious Richmond is about competing at the highest level of Division I lacrosse."
-- Michael Pressler, Bryant Head Coach and former Duke Head Coach

* * * *

BALTIMORE Loyola University Maryland Assistant Coach Dan Chemotti has been named the first head coach at the University of Richmond, the Virginia school announced on Monday.

«  Previous    1 2 3    Next  »

2012-10-29



Create a free lacrosse website