Finnegan Selected as Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Capital

Ray Finnegan Jr., a local product with more than a decade of playing and coaching experience, has been named assistant men's lacrosse coach at Capital University, head coach Bill Olin announced Friday, Feb. 1.

Finnegan, a native of nearby Dublin, Ohio, and lacrosse standout at Division I Bellarmine (Ky.) University, will help coordinate the offense and coordinate recruiting.

"I'm very excited to add Ray to the coaching staff here at Capital," Olin said. "His experience as a Division I student-athlete at Bellarmine University, along with his work in the local lacrosse community, will be valuable to our program. I look forward to working with Ray to make the first year of Crusader men's lacrosse a successful one."

Finnegan graduated from Dublin-Scioto High School, where he helped lead the Irish to back-to-back Division I state championship games, including one title. He scored more than 115 career points and was named All-Ohio and All-Midwest in lacrosse.

While at Bellarmine, Finnegan totaled 80 career points, good for fourth on the program's all-time scoring list. The attacker/midfielder was named the team's offensive most valuable player following his junior season and was selected captain prior to his senior season.

Following his graduation from Bellarmine, Finnegan returned to the Columbus area, where he has been active on the coaching scene, coaching All Saints Lacrosse to help develop middle school lacrosse players and coaching high school ice hockey in the Columbus area. He is also the founder and president of BlackJack Elite, a summer travel team based in Columbus and named after former Bellarmine men's lacrosse coach Jack "Black Jack" McGetrick, who battled prostate cancer until his passing in October 2010.

Crusader will make its debut as a varsity program in the 2013-14 academic year.

2013-02-01



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