Notre Dame Alum Jake Marmul Joins the UDM Lacrosse Staff

DETROIT (10/25/2013) University of Notre Dame alum and Detroit Catholic Central High School graduate Jake Marmul will join University of Detroit Mercy as an assistant lacrosse coach for the 2014 season.

Academically, Marmul earned bachelor's degrees in both psychology and sociology from UND. On the lacrosse field, he was a two-time Monogram Award winner at Notre Dame anchoring a men's varsity lacrosse program that ranked in the top 20 in face-offs in Division I lacrosse. He was part of the 2010 Notre Dame squad that made the NCAA Championship, the first ever Fighting Irish team to ever reach the title game.

"With the addition of Jake Marmul to our staff, we're looking at him to lead the defensive unit and our goalies," said UDM head coach Laura Maness, who will begin her third year with the Titans in 2014. "He is going to be putting in different slide packages, man defenses, and zone defenses throughout this year and changing our man-down defense slightly as well."

He served as the assistant coach for women's varsity lacrosse at Notre Dame for the 2013 season, filling the role of defensive coordinator. Under his guidance, he helped the team finish No. 3 in the NCAA in caused turnovers and in the top 20 in several other defensive categories. Notre Dame finished 12-5 overall and made its eighth overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

In other roles for the team, he was the travel coordinator, managed all aspects of social media, and was responsible for managing the upgrade of office technology for women's lacrosse.

Prior to working with Notre Dame, he was a high school assistant coach for the men's varsity lacrosse programs at Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich., and at St. Joseph's High School in South Bend, Ind.

He is no stranger to the University of Detroit Mercy campus organizing and coaching at the UDM Faceoff Camp in June 2012. He has also worked other lacrosse camps at Notre Dame and at Catholic Central.

"He is drawing on the experience that he had as an assistant at Notre Dame," said Maness. "He was their defensive coordinator and they had a really good year last year so we're looking at him to bring in some of those elements to our program. Also, there were rule changes this past year that will make our game more similar to the men's lacrosse game."

The 2014 women's lacrosse season will officially begin in February.


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