WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth University men’s lacrosse head coach Brian Fisher announced the addition of Bill McCutcheon as an assistant coach for the first-year program this fall. McCutcheon, a former Towson University standout at attack, will join Fisher and assistant coach Andrew Geison on the Monmouth staff in September.
“I could not be any happier to announce that Bill will be joining us here at Monmouth this coming fall as we prepare for our first season,” stated Fisher. “It was clear from my first conversation with him that he will bring passion, energy and a tireless work ethic into our program.”
McCutcheon, who joins the staff following a three-year stint as the varsity head lacrosse coach at Millburn High School, was an assistant coach and boy’s junior varsity coach at Chatham High School for one season. A team captain at Towson, McCutcheon earned second team all-conference accolades as a senior, won the Tiger Leadership Award and competed in the 2009 USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game.
A former seventh grade language arts teacher and veteran of the lacrosse club circuit, McCutcheon guided his Millburn teams to a combined 40-20 record in three seasons, including a 14-7 mark in 2013, while advancing to the state semifinals. McCutcheon led his 2012 team to a state semifinal appearance, while the 2011 squad posted a 14-5 record and qualified for the New Jersey state playoffs in his first season as head coach.
“I am thrilled and thankful to have been offered the opportunity to join the Monmouth Lacrosse staff,” said McCutcheon. “It has been a goal of mine to coach collegiately for quite some time and I look forward to working with Coach Fisher, Coach Geison, and all of our players in developing the Monmouth Lacrosse program.”
Fisher added, “Bill understands and appreciates the opportunity to coach such a young group of players and the challenge that comes with building a program from the ground up. Many of his values as a mentor and teacher align perfectly with what we are trying to accomplish here at Monmouth.”
Following a season at Johns Hopkins, McCutcheon was a three-year player for the Tigers, compiling 38 goals, 21 assists and 59 points in his final two seasons. As a senior, McCutcheon tied for the team lead with 23 goals and 15 assists and paced Towson with 38 points.
“For someone just getting into the collegiate coaching ranks, Bill brings a great coaching mind along with a wide range of experience from his playing days at Towson through his teaching and coaching experience these past few years in New Jersey. He will have no problem connecting with our players and making them better students as well as developing them as athletes.”
McCutcheon earned a bachelor’s of science degree in English literature from Towson in 2009, and is completing the master’s in teaching program at Fairleigh Dickinson.
An All-American as a senior at Chatham, McCutcheon was a three-time all-state selection and earned all-conference honors three times. A three-sport athlete, McCutcheon also played ice hockey and football, earning all-area honors three times on the gridiron along with all-conference accolades twice.
Monmouth will begin men’s lacrosse action in the spring of 2014, as the Hawks join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
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