GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Bryan Reinert, a recent graduate and former lacrosse player at Stony Brook University, has been named as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Gettysburg College, head coach Hank Janczyk has announced.
Reinert, who will also serve as an assistant in the athletic communications office, played a significant role in Stony Brook’s recent run to national prominence. As a defenseman, the Allentown, Pa. native helped his team win the America East Conference championship and reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs in 2010, when they battled the University of Virginia in a 10-9 season-ending loss.
One year later, Reinert and the Seawolves again played Virginia to a one-goal verdict, taking the eventual national champions to overtime in an 11-10 regular-season loss. Stony Brook was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation during Reinert’s tenure.
Off the field, Reinert served on the Stony Brook Athletics Philanthropy Council. He graduated with a degree in healthcare management this past spring.
Reinert has worked as an assistant boys lacrosse coach at Parkland High School in Allentown since June. He has also served as the head lacrosse coach for the Schnecksville Playground Association U-13 Summer Tournament Team since 2009. In addition, Reinert has provided one-and-one coaching and group instruction for high school and youth lacrosse players for the last three years.
Gettysburg is coming off a 12-7 season in which it reached the Centennial Conference championship game and the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Bullets open their 2012 season Feb. 25, when they host Messiah College in a non-conference outing.