Tusculum (Tenn.) Names Carrington First Director of Lacrosse

Prior to VMI, Carrington served as the head men's lacrosse coach at NCAA Division III Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. While at Alvernia, he led the Crusaders to their lowest goals-against-average in program history in 2011.

Prior to his arrival at Alvernia, Carrington founded the men's lacrosse program at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pa. As the program's first head coach, Carrington was responsible for recruiting the 37-member inaugural class representing 10 different states and Canadian provinces.

"Richard really elevated himself to the top of our list on his interview," DeBusk said. "I knew a little about him but his energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of lacrosse really became evident when I first met him on our campus. He was so personable and confident and he impressed us immediately. Dr. Moody and I felt he was an ideal person to lead our institution into this journey of starting a lacrosse program. He will be a great fit to our department and be a great ambassador for Tusculum and our community."

Carrington has also had assistant coaching stints at his alma mater Mars Hill College and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In 2008, Carrington helped Mars Hill to the program's first Deep South Conference Championship. To his credit, Carrington coached a much-improved defensive unit that allowed 10.29 goals per game in 2008, down from 11.21 in the previous season. That defensive unit produced three All-Conference selections and a participant in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game.

Carrington earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mars Hill in 2003. As an undergraduate he competed as a four-year defensive starter for the Lions and graduated as Mars Hill's career ground ball leader (268).

Carrington also spent two seasons as the head boys' varsity lacrosse coach at Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach. During that time his team reached the 2007 Division I State Quarterfinals, where he mentored one All-American, two all-state selections and seven all-conference student-athletes during his tenure there.

Tusculum College, located in Greeneville, Tenn., is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA and is a NCAA Division II member of the South Atlantic Conference.

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