Muetzel Named SELC - Division I Coach of the Year for 2013

Mike Muetzel, head coach for Auburns men's lacrosse team (and LaxPower.com coaching resource "laxcoachmike"), was recently honored by being named the SELC Division I Coach of the Year. The award was presented recently at the SELC Conference Championship Tournament and determined by the voting of coaches in the league. Muetzel is in just his second year at Auburn working to rebuild the strong lacrosse legacy at the University.

In his first season the Tigers finished with a record of 4-6, and improving to 9-4 in his second year at the helm. "It was a tremendous surprise to me, and extremely emotional and humbling as there are just so many great coaches in this league," commented Muetzel.

"Our players have worked hard and we are excited about the future here at Auburn Lacrosse. It has been a great experience; even with an 80-mile commute each way on a daily basis. Good coaches usually have great players, and I have been very blessed to work with incredible young men, and have a great coaches' wife, they really deserve the credit." The SELC founded in 1988 is part of the MCLA and is comprised of 41 member college teams and over 1,600 players in the southeast, with 22 universities competing at the DI level.

He is also Director of Coaching for the Copperheads, and has coached the U17 and U19 National teams to thirteen tournament championships across the country, including the U17 National Championship team of 2010. This is actually the second time Coach Muetzel has been recognized by his peers, receiving the US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in Georgia, after he lead the start of McIntosh Boys Varsity lacrosse to an exciting State Championship game in a short four years, following his work with Peachtree City Youth Lacrosse.

Muetzel has also become one of the top lacrosse coaching resources in the country. His web site, laxcoachmike.com is the largest, most visited, dedicated resource for over 3,500 member lacrosse coaches across North America in addition to his popular articles for lacrosse coaches at LaxPower.com. He has authored five top selling eBooks on changing philosophies in coaching and lacrosse drills, produced a 90 minute DVD Coaching U15 with College Drills and has conducted a number of lacrosse coaching clinics and camps across the country.

2013-05-13



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