Guy Van Arsdale, a member of the Hobart Class of 1983, as recently been hired as assistant coach for the Penn State men's lacrosse team.
The full press release from Penn State is below.
Penn State Hires Guy Van Arsdale as New Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Van Arsdale will join the Lions after one year as an assistant at Notre Dame
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., August 31, 2004 – Guy Van Arsdale, who has 20 years of lacrosse coaching experience, has been hired to be the next assistant coach for the Nittany Lion men's lacrosse team, Penn State University announced today. Van Arsdale will be replacing former assistant coach Lars Tiffany who has taken a head coaching position at Stony Brook University.
Van Arsdale has rich coaching experience in both professional and collegiate lacrosse. He spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame aiding in coaching all phases of team and individual play. From 2001-03, Van Arsdale was the head coach and assistant general manager of the Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers. He was the team's first head coach in the newly formed outdoor league. Van Arsdale was the head coach for Rochester Institute of Technology from 1988-2000 where he earned Eastern Athletic Association Coach of the Year honors in 1990, '94 and '95. Van Arsdale competed in four years of collegiate lacrosse at Hobart College graduating with a B.A. in History in 1983. During his tenure on the team, Van Arsdale earned the C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year Award from 1981-83 and was the Division III Player of the Year his senior season in '83. Along with coaching over 45 All-Americans, Van Arsdale was inducted as a member of the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Hobart College Hall of Fame in 2000.
The Penn State Men's Lacrosse team finished the 2004 season with a 6-7, 0-3 ECAC record. The Lions upset No. 15 Virginia in the season finale by a final score of 10-8. Penn State will return to action when they host the 29th Annual Fall Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at the Multisport Field. The Nittany Lions will also be participating in the Leukemia Tournament in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 2.