BALTIMORE – David Metzbower, who as an assistant coach at Princeton University won six NCAA Championships and contributed to 230 wins, has been named a men’s lacrosse assistant coach at Loyola University Maryland, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced today.
Metzbower will join the defending national champion Greyhounds beginning Monday, November 12. He spent 20 years as an assistant coach, offensive coordinator and goalie coach at Princeton, the final seven as theTigers’ associate head coach.
“We are very excited to welcome David, his wife, Mimi, and his daughter, Jordan, and son, Derek, to the Loyola family,” Toomey said. “It is not often that you are able to bring someone onto your staff who is such a quality coach and a man of outstanding character who also has a Jesuit education background.
“David has a tremendous amount of experience at the offensive end of the field with his work at Princeton, and in recruiting in the Ivy League, something that is going to help us tremendously as we transition to the Patriot League.”
Metzbower joins the Loyola staff in place of Dan Chemotti who last week was named the first-ever head coach at the University of Richmond.
“I am excited to get back to college lacrosse, especially at Loyola,” Metzbower said. “I looked at this as a great opportunity to be a part of Charley’s staff and work with a team that is coming off a nationalchampionship. Loyola has a lot of returning talent, and I look forward to being on the field with the players and working with them.”
Originally form the Baltimore area and a graduate of nearby Loyola Blakefield High School, Metzbower graduated from the University of Delaware in 1986 after a standout career as an attackman.
He quickly joined the Blue Hens’ coaching staff and spent 1987-1989 on the sidelines in Newark.
In 1990, Metzbower joined the Princeton staff as the top assistant to then-Head Coach Bill Tierney and helped create dynamic offenses that averaged 181.6 goals per year over a 20-season span.
Metzbower helped the Tigers win six NCAA Championships, reach the NCAA Semifinals 10 times and the NCAA Quarterfinals on 16 occasions, win 14 Ivy League titles and achieve a cumulative 230-65 record.
He helped develop the top five goal scorers in Princeton history, the top four in career points, 22 All-Ivy attackmen, seven Ivy League Players of the Year, 27 first-team All-Americans and 74 All-Ivy First Team members. Under Metzbower, Kevin Lowe (1994) and John Hess (1997) won the Lt. Col. J.L. Turnbull Award as the outstanding attackman in Division I, and Sims twice won the Lt. Donald McLaughlin Award as the top midfielder in Division I (1998 and 2000).
As Princeton’s goalie coach, he directed three players – Scott Bacigalupo (1992-1994), Trevor Tierney (2001) and Alex Hewitt (2006) – who won the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Award as the top Division I goalkeeper a combined five times.
Metzbower left the program in June 2009 as associate head coach after turning down an offer to be the Tigers’ head coach and served as an assistant coach at the Haverford School in 2010.
Most recently, he was the head coach at Malvern Preparatory School in suburban Philadelphia.
Metzbower and his wife, Mimi, have two children, a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Derek.