Glenn Carter, a veteran collegiate and professional lacrosse coach, has been named head coach of the University of Richmond’s men’s lacrosse varsity club team. He will work through the university’s Recreation and Wellness department.
Richmond recently elevated men’s lacrosse to varsity club status. “Hiring Coach Carter will allow the team to compete on a higher level and enjoy many of the benefits of a varsity program,” said Tom Roberts, director of recreation and wellness.
Carter has coached lacrosse for 16 years, most recently as head coach at Ursinus College. He also coached at the professional level for the Philadelphia Barrage. Previously he was head assistant coach at his alma mater, Neumann College, where he helped lead the team to the 1999 ECAC South Region Championship.
He also was head varsity coach for the Friends Central School of Pennsylvania, sending many of his players to top Division I, II and III colleges and universities. He is a director of Black Bear Lacrosse, which operates instructional camps throughout the country and operates travel teams from the Philadelphia area.
“With a talented team and an institutional determination to succeed on a national level, the university decided to elevate the men’s lacrosse club to varsity club status,” said Roberts. He said future plans include moving the team from the National College Lacrosse League to the more competitive Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, which hosts a national championship.
Carter said, “The blend of excellent academic programs, great athletic facilities, outstanding atmosphere and strong alumni relations make Richmond a perfect fit for prep and high school lacrosse players looking for top flight academics and tremendous athletic opportunities. With the support the administration has put behind the program, we will be contending for championships very quickly.”