Rogalski Resigns as Men's Lacrosse Coach to Accept Another Coaching Position



Aug. 9, 2017

EASTON, Pa. -- Head coach Jim Rogalski of the Lafayette men's lacrosse program announced his resignation on Wednesday morning to accept a coaching position at another institution, which will be announced at a later date.

"I want to thank the administration at Lafayette for their support over the last five years on College Hill," Rogalski said. "I want to extend a special thanks to the student-athletes, alums and families that I have had the pleasure to work with. It has been an honor to lead the program and I truly value the relationships that have been built. I'm excited for the opportunity ahead and wish Lafayette and the men's lacrosse program the best going forward."

Hired as the 19th head coach in program history, Rogalski recently completed his fourth season with the Maroon and White, going 14-54 during that stretch. Prior to his arrival on College Hill, he spent two seasons as the head coach at the University of Scranton, holding a record there of 18-15.

"Jim did a great job of changing the culture of the men's lacrosse program at Lafayette," Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon added. "He is clearly leaving the program better than he found it and for that we owe him a great deal of thanks. All of us at Lafayette thank him for his service and wish him and his family the best."

During his time in Easton, he recruited and mentored a number of renowned student-athletes, coaching up a Senior CLASS award candidate in Morgan Westby '16, a two-time Academic All-League selection in Jake Hyatt '14 and most recently, Erik Cannon '17, who received Second-Team All-League, Academic All-League and USILA Scholar All-American honors during his career.

Assistant coach Ed Williams will serve as interim head coach for the 2017-18 academic year. A national search for a permanent replacement will occur following the 2018 season.