Florida State Welcomes Matthew Doyle as New Lacrosse Coach

Florida State Lacrosse is proud to announce that Matthew Doyle will lead the Seminoles as head coach going into the 2014 season.

With an outstanding background, Doyle has been invested in the sport for 26 years. Most notably, he was an All-American attackman and a part of two national championship teams during his tenure at Syracuse. "We know he will run our team at that highly competitive level and coach the players to have a winning mentality," said senior team captain Tyler Selman.

During the last three weeks of Fall Ball, Doyle was invited down to meet the team and ensure a smooth transition going into the spring season. Quickly stepping into a coaching role, he helped lead the team to a 19-15 victory over rival UF. With the past 6 months of the team's future being uncertain, Doyle's presence has given players confidence going into the upcoming season.

Senior Andrew Kiggen said, "I don't think we could have found a better candidate for this program. I know he has what it takes to make this team a championship caliber team again." Being a former player himself, Doyle established a quick connection with the players, "We will play hard and also play a fun brand of lacrosse."

Both the team and Doyle learned a lot on this short trip. Doyle said, "I truly am excited and cannot wait for the challenges ahead." After getting to know the program, Doyle instantly felt welcomed into the FSU Lacrosse family. "I used to bleed Orange, but now ... my veins run Garnet and Gold. Being a Seminole is something I will take a lot of pride in." He went on to say, "I would like to promise the University, alumni, boosters, and the family of my players that our team will be prepared for every single game."

Over the holidays, Doyle will be moving down from upstate New York to Tallahassee to be close to the team. Unfortunately, his three-year-old daughter McKenize will not be coming with him, but she is excited for him. According to Doyle, "'Go Noles' is already her favorite thing to say."

2013-12-15



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