The Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team announced on the Thursday with great excitement and anticipation, that they hired Marc Van Arsdale as their offensive coordinator. Charley Toomey is the current head coach of the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team. Past successes of the team have included alumni players like Sean Hecker. Prior to Van Arsdale, Ryan Moran was the offensive coordinator, and he was hired on June 20th, 2016. It was a huge question after Ryan Moran left the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team, who was going to be the new offensive coordinator. The new offensive coordinator would have large shoes to fill because the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team leave behind a very successful legacy. Among the other options to be chosen for the offensive coordinator included Marquette associate head coach Stephen Brundage, Brown offensive coordinator, Sean Kirwan, and Richmond defensive coordinator Paul Richards.
For the past fifteen years, Van Arsdale had been the assistant coach at Virginia. During Van Arsdale’s fifteen years with Virgina, he helped the team win multiple NCAA Division I championships in 2003, 2006 and 2011. Van Arsdale had the opportunity to thank former Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia for his training and commitment to Virginia.
“We are very pleased to get someone of the character and coaching caliber of Marc Van Arsdale, and we look forward to welcoming Marc and his wife, Karen, to the Loyola family,” Loyola head coach Charley Toomey said in a written statement.
Van Arsdale stated that he admired the lacrosse program at Loyola for many years, and was honored to become a member of the team. He will make a great addition to the Loyola Greyhounds lacrosse team, and head coach Charley Toomey is proud to have him aboard. It was a huge announcement when the offensive coordinator was finally chosen and announced to the team and to the dedicated fans who sit in the stadium cheering on this successful team.
Van Arsdale was a successful lacrosse player in his younger years and his no newbie to the game. Van Arsdale was a 1985 graduate of Hobart, he played on the lacrosse team where he as an attackman. He, along with his team went on to win four consecutive NCAA Division III crowns, Van Arsdale also managed to produce a pair of Tewaaraton winners in Matt Ward (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2011). After his college career, Van Arsdale went on to be the head coach at Penn State for five seasons where he compiled a 27-39 record.