Hobart lacrosse coach Matt Kerwick has been named an assistant coach for the U.S. men's national team.
“It's a great honor,” Kerwick said in the Jan. 16 Daily Messenger. “I mean, it's the most excited I've been since getting hired here at Hobart. It's a big deal, and I'm certainly honored to coach with such a great staff and represent the country.”
Kerwick was told by former Hobart coach Dave Urick, who coaches at Georgetown now and is on the U.S. Lacrosse committee overseeing the national team. According to the article, the coaches will be charged with putting together a squad to represent the United States in the 2006 ILF World Championships, which will be held July 13-22 in London, Ontario. The tournament is held every four years, and the U.S. has won six straight – and eight of nine – world titles. Urick also was the last Hobart coach to be involved with the team, guiding the 1986 team to the title as head coach.