Hobart College Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond announced today that Jeremy Hirsch will join his staff as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. Hirsch comes to Geneva following one season as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va.
“I had the pleasure of recruiting Jeremy to Princeton and coaching him,” Raymond said. “He was an exceptional Division I lacrosse player, covering some of the best players in the country each and every week, and displaying an excellent defensive IQ. However, the qualities that make Jeremy great are his capabilities as a leader and communicator. His senior season, he was Princeton’s sole captain, a role which provides many challenges. Jeremy met those challenges head on, and was a terrific captain, leading his team to an Ivy League championship. The Hobart lacrosse team will respond immediately to Jeremy’s work ethic and character. He will be a tremendous influence on these young men going forward.”
Hirsch worked closely with the Tigers’ defense and oversaw the program’s strength and conditioning program. He helped Hampden-Sydney to an 11-6 overall record that included a 12-8 upset at then No. 13 Lynchburg. The Tigers were third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and 32nd in the nation in scoring defense last season.
Hirsch’s coaching career began as an assistant at Malvern Preparatory School in Devon, Pa. As defensive coordinator for the Friars in 2012, his charges gave up more than nine goals only twice during the 18-game season while limiting eight opponents to five goals or fewer.
A 2010 graduate of Princeton, Hirsch holds a bachelor’s degree in history. The four-year letter winner and three-year starter on defense served as the Tigers’ sole captain as a senior, which coincided with Raymond’s first season as Princeton’s defensive coordinator. Hirsch helped Princeton capture a share of the Ivy League Championship in 2009 and 2010 and led the Tigers to the 2010 Ivy League Tournament title. He earned the 2010 Higginbotham Trophy, presented by Princeton University for outstanding play, distinguished sportsmanship, and gentlemanly influence.
Hobart is coming off a 6-8 season that saw the Statesmen upset nationally ranked Syracuse, Colgate, and Bellarmine. Hobart will compete in the Northeast Conference for the first time in 2014 after spending the past nine seasons in the ECAC Lacrosse League.