Greg Raymond Named New Lacrosse Head Coach at Hobart

"I'm extremely excited for Coach Raymond to become our new head coach," says Hobart attackman Cam Stone '14. "He was incredibly impressive and focused during the interview process. Along with that focus, Coach Raymond also portrays a sense of motivation that will benefit our program. This was especially evident when he talked about the steps he would take in recruiting to build our talent pool at Hobart. I believe that he will be good for Hobart and I look forward to the upcoming season."

Raymond got his start in collegiate coaching in 2006, serving as an assistant for legendary Head Coach Bill Tierney at Princeton. In 2006 and 2007, the Tigers earned NCAA tournament bids, reaching the quarterfinal round in 2006.

Raymond graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor's degree in sociology. On the lacrosse field, he was a long-stick midfielder for the Blue Jays, serving as a team captain in 2003, 2004, and 2005. After losing most of his first two years on campus to a knee injury, Raymond saw his first significant playing time in 2003, appearing in 12 games as Hopkins reached the NCAA national championship game.

The following season, he played in all 15 games helping the Blue Jays advance to the NCAA semifinals. As a senior, Raymond and his classmates penned a perfect ending to their collegiate careers, posting a 16-0 record and winning the national championship. He played in every game that year, recording 28 ground balls and scoring his first goal. Following graduation, Raymond played three seasons for the MLL's New Jersey Pride.

A native of Corning, N.Y., Raymond is married to Michelle Steigerwald, a 2004 graduate of William Smith and a former Heron lacrosse player.

Next season will be the first for Hobart as a member of the Northeast Conference. The Statesmen will compete against Bryant, Mount St. Mary's (Md.), Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph's, and Wagner. Hobart lacrosse was 6-8 in 2013, including three wins over nationally ranked teams. The Statesmen recorded upsets of No. 16/15 Colgate 9-8 in overtime at home, No. 20 Bellarmine 9-8 in double overtime on the road, and stunned No. 5/3 Syracuse 13-12 in the Carrier Dome. Hobart will return six starters from that squad, including All-American attackman Alex Love who was third in the nation in scoring.

Hobart was the fourth men's lacrosse program to record 700 all-time wins. Since topping Cornell 2-1 way back in 1898, the Statesmen have posted a record of 732-464-20 (.610). Since claiming its first title in 1972, Hobart has captured 16 national championships.

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