BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University Athletic Director Scott Y. Doxey on Friday announced that Jason Lamb will become the university's first-ever director of lacrosse.
Lamb comes to Southern Virginia from the University of Notre Dame, where he has served as director of operations for men's lacrosse since February 2012. During Lamb's two seasons at Notre Dame, The Fighting Irish reached the NCAA Division I Championship semifinal and quarterfinal rounds in 2012 and 2013.
"We're pleased that Jason Lamb is joining our athletics staff and will be directing the only NCAA-sanctioned lacrosse programs in the nation in an LDS environment," said Doxey. "He has a passion for lacrosse and a proven track record of success."
Lamb will oversee the Southern Virginia men's and women's lacrosse programs and serve as head men's lacrosse coach as both teams enter their first year of competition in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference.
From 1995 to 2010, Lamb was the head men's lacrosse coach at Brigham Young University amassing a 213-69 (.755) record and guiding the Cougars to three Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championships and seven Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference titles during his tenure. In 2006, Lamb was named MCLA coach of the year.
As a student at BYU, Lamb had a standout career on the men's lacrosse team serving as an on-field coach and team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Following graduation, he became the Cougars' first-ever non-playing coach.
Lamb has also been a successful head coach at the international level of lacrosse leading the USA West All-Stars to a 34-5 (.872) mark to go along with several international titles, including the 2002 Open Division Championship at the Lacrosse Federation World Games in Perth, Australia, the 2004 Prague Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 2006 ASPAC Championship in Osaka, Japan.
The Rocky Point, N.Y., native graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Italian. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.
"I am very excited to compete in the Capital Athletic Conference, which is home to some of the top Division III lacrosse programs in the nation," said Lamb. "We'll work hard to be competitive within the conference with the goal of building Southern Virginia men's and women's lacrosse into nationally recognized programs."