NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Notre Dame De Namur (Belmont, CA) Men’s Lacrosse Names Derek Pedrick As Head Coach For 2011-12 Season

Derek Pedrick, last season’s top assistant for the Argonauts, has been named the new head coach for Notre Dame. He takes over for Steve Dini who left the program last month after two seasons.

Notre Dame de Namur Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Derek Pedrick

“I’m obviously super excited to have the opportunity to work at an institution like NDNU,” Pedrick said. “Being one of only two NCAA Division II colleges in California is certainly encouraging. I feel like we have a ton of potential and opportunity here with the resources that we have. With the school doing what they’re doing, getting the enrollment back to where it needs to be, the future is really bright for NDNU.”

Pedrick comes in with coaching experience at all three levels of the NCAA. This is his first head coaching job. Prior to NDNU, Pedrick was an assistant coach at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He’s also assisted at The College of Wooster in Ohio and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

A 2005 graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, Pedrick played four season in the midfield, recording 72 goals and 15 assists.

As the top assistant at NDNU, Pedrick had his hand in everything for the Argonauts. And he’s excited about the next level.

“We just want to create a culture where everyone works hard, respects the game and ultimately succeeds on and off the field,” Pedrick said. “I think I’m excited for the challenge, I think it’s going to be a smooth transition. I’m excited for the opportunity.”

The Argonauts are coming off a championship season in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, where they finished 7-1.

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