Lawson Returns to Lafayette to Join Mangan's Staff

Aug. 8, 2007

EASTON, Pa. - Bill Lawson, the all-time winningest coach in Lafayette men's lacrosse history, will return as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Terry Mangan announced on Wednesday.

"I am thrilled that Coach Lawson will be joining our staff," said Mangan. "He has had such a positive impact on so many of our past lacrosse players, and I am sure he will pick up right where he left off with this year's team."

Lawson spent 31 years at the helm for Lafayette from 1972 to 2002. During his tenure, he racked up 155 wins for the Leopards. He also assisted with the diving program while on College Hill.

Lawson is eager to return to Lafayette and help Mangan lead the Leopards to Patriot League prominence.

"l am pleased to have the opportunity to return to Lafayette College and join Coach Mangan and his program," Lawson said. "I look forward to the opportunity of meeting new people and renewing old acquaintances."

Lawson resides on College Hill with his wife, Peggy.

NOTE: Former Lafayette assistant coach Andrew Geison was announced as head coach of the DeSales University lacrosse program last week. Geison spent three seasons as an assistant under Mangan before leaving College Hill to assume his duties in Allentown, Pa.