Quick Sticks: Clemson Hires New Defensive Coach



Clemson, SC:  Clemson men’s lacrosse is pleased to announce that Kevin Murray has joined the program as an assistant coach focusing on the Tiger defense.  Coach Murray, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Charlotte Catholic in North Carolina and played collegiality for St. Vincent College, a NCAA DIII program in Latrobe, PA. Murray saw the field all 4 years at St. Vincent and was a starter at close defense his junior and senior years.  Coach Murray is a second year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson.

“We’re very pleased to have Kevin join us on the sidelines this year,” said Clemson head coach Buff Grubb. “We anticipate that defense will be a strength of this year’s team and being able to take advantage of Kevin’s experience and expertise in this regard will help elevate that end of the field all the more.  Kevin will assist defense coordinator Mike French with team defense and we’ve asked him to focus on individual technique as well. That’s one of the luxuries that having a deep coaching staff allows and we want to take full advantage of it.”

Clemson men’s lacrosse concludes its 2012 Fall Ball season by hosting its 6th annual Southern Comfort Tournament at Nettles’ Park in Clemson on Saturday, 10/27 and Sunday, 10/28. The Tigers will host Appalachian State, Emmanuel College, College of Charleston, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest in a round robin format tournament. Clemson is currently 2-0 in fall scrimmages with wins over Emmanuel College and the University of Georgia.

For more information on Clemson men’s lacrosse and the Southern Comfort Tournament, contact team president, Michael Maher at mcmaher@clemson.edu, coach Buff Grubb at bgrubb15@gmail.com or visit the team website: www.laxteams.net/clemson