Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 00:08
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Senior attack Jason McFadden will return for his final season this spring.
Two weeks after taking the helm of Georgetown’s men’s lacrosse program, Head Coach Kevin Warne has a staff in place.
In an announcement Monday morning, Warne named Matt Rewkowski and Brian Phipps as his two assistants for the 2012 season.
For the last two seasons, Rewkowski has served as associate head coach at Cornell, where he was primarily responsible for the Big Red’s offense.
In 2011, Cornell boasted the nation’s top scoring offense. Despite losing a key player to injury in the second game of the 2012 season, the Big Red’s offense still ranked in the top 20 nationally last spring.
“Matt is one of the best offensive coaches in the business,” Warne said in his statement. “I’m just really looking forward to bringing his knowledge to our guys.”
Phipps worked with Warne at Maryland, where Warne was associate head coach and Phipps served as director of lacrosse operations and a volunteer assistant coach.
Prior to his coaching roles with the Terrapins, Phipps was a decorated goalkeeper in College Park. He was honored as all-ACC goalkeeper in 2010 and as ACC freshman of the year in 2007.
“I have worked with [Phipps] for two years, and he has a tremendous future as a coach,” Warne said in the statement. “His specialty is with the goalie position, but he’s also done a great job working with me and the defense.”
With Monday’s announcement, Georgetown’s coaching staff now has a completely new look.
Former Head Coach Dave Urick retired in July, and Associate Head Coach Matt Kerwick left Georgetown after a June guilty plea to driving while intoxicated. Urick’s son, Scott, served as an assistant on his father’s staff last season, but his position was not renewed for the upcoming year.