Steele named head coach

Steele named head coach

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College athletic department has announced the appointment of Jamie Steele as men’s lacrosse head coach.

Steele served as interim coach for the program since mid-March.

Steele comes to Ursinus from Haverford College, where he served as an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse program in the role of offensive coordinator.

He is no stranger to the area, as Steele was head coach for six seasons at nearby Widener University. While at Widener, Steele posted a 65-31 record, leading the Pioneers to four Middle Atlantic Conference championships. The team advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament four times. He also led Widener to the school’s first win in the tournament in 2006. During that season, the program posted 13 wins, which was a school record. He is the all-time wins leader at Widener.

He was a convention speaker at the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2002 and served on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee from 2004 to 2006.

He has also played in the Centennial Conference, serving as captain for the Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse squad in 1994. That season, the Bullets advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals, while winning the Centennial Conference crown. Steele returned to Gettysburg in 1996, serving as an assistant coach for the program as defensive coordinator. During the 1999 season, the team set a Centennial Conference record for fewest goals in a season.

Steele is a 1994 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in sociology, and earned his master’s degree from McDaniel in 1999 in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration.