Immaculata Names Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Immaculata, PA – Immaculata University has named Media resident Bob Bush as the first head coach in the history of the men´s lacrosse program.
The Mighty Macs are scheduled to begin play in the spring of 2007 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). Immaculata went co-ed in the fall of 2005 and added four athletic teams for men (soccer, basketball, tennis and golf). The men´s lacrosse team, along with a men´s cross country team, will raise the number of offerings to six in compliance with the NCAA minimum standard for starting an athletic program.
"We are excited to have Bob Bush on our staff as our men´s lacrosse coach," Immaculata Athletic Director Patty Canterino said. "We are extremely fortunate to have someone with his experience on hand to build our program."
Bush has years of experience in coaching lacrosse. His lengthy resume includes time spent as the head coach at Haverford High School, and an assistant coach at Swarthmore College. Bush has also been extremely active in the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Education program.
"It is very exciting to be involved in the beginning of the men´s lacrosse program at a University that has had such a great tradition of athletic and academic excellence," Bush said. "The University´s commitment can be seen in the building of the new state-of-the-art stadium, and in the expansion plans for student and campus life. Having such a beautiful campus should be very appealing in recruiting student athletes who can compete at a high level in the classroom and on the field."
Bush is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, and he also serves on that organization´s Hall of Fame selection committee.