Friday, May 08, 2009

DU Lax Coach Resigns Amid Player Assault Charges

University of Denver men’s lacrosse head coach Jamie Munro has resigned after 11 seasons, Vice Chancellor for Athletics Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today.

Munro has been reassigned at DU and will work with Bradley-Doppes and the senior staff on special projects until June 30. A national search for Munro’s replacement will begin immediately.

A late night incident in January at The Border Restaurant & Bar where two lacrosse players were charged with assualt, probably was a factor in the resignation.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Expectations for the men's team were very high this year. Unfortunately the guys haven't been winning like we hoped they would. It's sad to say goodbye to any Pioneer, but perhaps this is a healthy change.

Good luck, coach! Thanks for your hard work!

puck swami said...

Munro got the program from humble beginnings to top 20-25 national program, instilled a lacrosse culture and got a stadium built. That's a nice legacy, but it's time to move on.

Du has the makings of a real revenue-producing spring sport.

Someone very good is going to want this job.

dggoddard said...

Obviously a Gwozdecky type coach is needed to get DU over the hump and win some NCAA Tournament games.

College sports is 90% recruiting, so someone with a proven track record recruiting is an absolute must.