New Head Coach at Purdue
West Lafayette, IN – The club men’s lacrosse team at Purdue University has hired a new head coach. Trevor Rainville will begin coaching this fall for the Boilermakers, who compete in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division-1. “I am thrilled to join Purdue Lacrosse and very excited to begin the season. Purdue lacrosse has an excellent tradition,” says Rainville, “one built on hard work and dedication, and this commitment will propel this program to the next level. As the new Head Coach, I will uphold all the values of the team and the Purdue community to continue the winning tradition.”
Rainville has multiple years of experience as a player, assistant coach, and head coach at multiple levels. Previously he has been an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University, defensive coordinator and assistant coach at the University of Arizona, and head coach of Bow High School and Bishop Brady High School. His first objective is to instill the basics and not move ahead too fast. “The first step is to instill the fundamentals of the game. Only then can the team move on to more complex schemes and develop, and execute, complicated game plans. With the fundamentals as the foundation of this program it is possible to use multiple offenses and defenses, allowing for more options to attack and defend.” He also says “My expectations are simple: every day, week, month and year this program must build on the fundamentals and continue to grow and improve. This is only possible through hard work, commitment and dedication to Purdue Lacrosse.” The Boilers look to improve upon last season which took them to the semifinals of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC) tournament and one of their best seasons in program history.