Date: January 4, 2002
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt
McCABE RESIGNS AS ASSISTANT FOOTBALL AND ASSISTANT LACROSSE COACH
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee assistant football
and assistant men's lacrosse coach Gene McCabe has resigned to accept
a position at Hamilton College. McCabe will serve as the Continentals'
head men's lacrosse coach and will assist the football team.
"My family is very excited about this opportunity,"
said McCabe. However, it is almost bitter sweet because my time at Washington
and Lee has been very rewarding. Working with outstanding coaches, administrators
and athletes at W&L has been an invaluable experience and has prepared
me to move on as a head coach. My family and I extremely appreciative
and take with us many fond memories."
"Gene McCabe has been an outstanding coach in two
sports while at Washington and Lee University," said Mike Walsh,
W&L's Director of Athletics. "He has been an integral part
of the successes in our men's lacrosse and football programs. Additionally,
his work in establishing the Academic Liaison Program for prospective
athletes and his coordination of the Safe Drive Program speak to his
commitment to all aspects of a student's life. We will miss Gene and
wish him every success at Hamilton College."
A 1995 graduate of Bates College, McCabe arrived at W&L in July of 1998 following two years as the head football and lacrosse coach at Oak Hill High School in Wales, Maine. In his time at W&L, McCabe helped lead the men's lacrosse team to a 43-5 overall record and two Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships.
The Generals advanced to NCAA Division III Tournaments,
finishing as a National Semifinalist during the 2000 season.
"Gene is one of the bright young coaches in college
lacrosse," said W&L Head Lacrosse Coach Mike Cerino. "It
will be a great loss that we don't have him on the sidelines this season.
We do wish him, however, all the success at Hamilton College in the
In four years as an offensive backfield coach and recruiting
coordinator for the football team, McCabe aided in the development of
W&L's all-time leaders in passing (Christian Batcheller), receiving
(J.T. Malatesta) and rushing (Marc Watson).
McCabe begins his appointment at Hamilton the second week of January.
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