Rogalski Announces Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Go Leopards! Matt Musci comes to Lafayette from St. Leo University in Florida
Matt Musci comes to Lafayette from St. Leo University in Florida

July 13, 2012

EASTON, Pa. - First-year head coach Jim Rogalski has announced the addition of Matt Musci and Ed Williams as assistant coaches on the men's lacrosse coaching staff. Musci will serve as the first assistant under Rogalski, while Williams will handle the second assistant responsibilities.

Musci and Williams' assignments include running Lafayette's offensive system as well as handling the program's recruiting efforts.

"I am very excited to announce my staff," Rogalski said. "Matt and Ed are hard working, dedicated coaches that will bring high energy to our sidelines. They will represent Lafayette College, our program, and the Lafayette Lacrosse family with honor and integrity."

Musci spent the previous four seasons as the first assistant lacrosse coach at St. Leo University in St. Leo, Fla. where he was the defensive coordinator for three seasons before taking over as offensive coordinator this past season. He was also in charge of recruiting and travel planning in addition to helping maintain St. Leo's scholarship budget.

"Matt is one of the bright young coaching stars in lacrosse," Rogalski stated. "His passion for the game is contagious and he is a true leader. He will prove to be an excellent mentor for the young men in our program."

Under the guidance of Head Coach Brad Jorgensen, Musci was on the sidelines for St. Leo's Deep South Conference Tournament Championships in 2009 and 2010. In those two championship seasons, St. Leo finished ranked in the top-10 nationally in Team Defense PPG. For his efforts in 2010, Musci was a finalist for the USILA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year. He also graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from St. Leo in May of 2011.

Prior to his time at St. Leo, Musci was an undergraduate assistant coach at Drexel, his alma mater. He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology after serving as a team captain during his final two years in Philadelphia. Musci played for two seasons ('02-'04) under Rogalski during his tenure as an assistant at Drexel.

A native of Garden City Park, N.Y., Musci was selected to the USILA North/South Senior All-Star team and was the Most Valuable Player during his senior year.  He was also named the program's Most Outstanding Player in 2005.  The 2006 Colonial Athletic Association Scholar Athlete was also the winner of the Randy Voight Coaches Award in 2004.

Williams, a native of Florham Park, N.J., was an assistant under Rogalski the past two seasons at Scranton where he was the program's recruiting and travel coordinator.

"Ed's work ethic and attention to detail are what helped lead our previous success at Scranton," Rogalski added. "He is a great recruiter and understands what it takes to be successful on a daily basis."

A former standout player at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. He was a four-year starter at midfield for the Warriors, earning First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors in 2009 and second team recognition in 2010. Williams finished his career with 97 goals and 40 assists for 137 total points.

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