From Chestnut Hill College Media Release

Bill Stiles, Director of Athletics and Recreation, recently announced the appointment of Richard Carrington as Chestnut Hill College’s first Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Carrington will join the College’s full-time athletics staff this fall to begin building a foundation for the future of the men’s lacrosse program. Men’s Lacrosse will become the 15th varsity sports program offered by the College, and will begin intercollegiate competition in spring 2010.

Carringon is a 1999 graduate of Albemarle High School and has played many years in the Charlottesville Summer Lacrosse League.

“We have found the perfect person to build our men’s lacrosse program,” said Stiles. “Coach Carrington brings a great deal of successful coaching experience and, most importantly, has proven to be a tireless and dedicated recruiter. His enthusiasm, work ethic and passion for recruiting were evident during the interview process, and his experience at one of the premier Division II men’s lacrosse programs made him the ideal candidate.”

Carrington comes to Chestnut Hill College by way of Mars Hill College in North Carolina, where he served as the assistant men’s lacrosse coach. In 2008, Carrington served on the Mars Hill College men’s lacrosse coaching staff during their most successful season in program history. The Lions finished 10-6 and were ranked third in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II South Region; they concluded the season with a Deep South Conference (DSC) championship. To his credit, Carrington coached a much-improved defensive unit that produced three all-conference selections.

While coaching at Mars Hill College, Carrington was a man of many titles for the men’s lacrosse program and the athletic department. In addition to his coaching responsibilities Carrington also served as defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, team-parent liaison, academic coordinator, alumni liaison, strength and conditioning coordinator, and equipment manager. Carrington is also a Mars Hill College alumnus. He competed as a four-year defensive starter for the Lions and currently holds the College record for career ground balls (268).

Carrington’s first head coaching stint came at Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There he led the boys’ varsity lacrosse team for two seasons, where he amassed a 26-14 record (13-5 vs. conference opponents). Carrington also guided each of his lacrosse teams to the conference championship game and his 2007 squad reached the Division I State Quarterfinals. Additionally, he coached 11 all-conference performers, two all-state performers, and one all-american. Before coaching at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Carrington served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carrington also holds experience as Kenyon College’s national recruiter and as a director of several lacrosse camps at some of the finest institutions in the country.

Carrington graduated from Mars Hill College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Chestnut Hill College. He is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and he currently resides in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

This is the second time in recent years that a Charlottesville native was tabbed to guide a new lacrosse program. Last year Mic Grant guided the Marywood University Pacers to their first year of college lacrosse. In his first year he received league coach of the year honors.

The Charlottesville Chapter of USLacrosse wishes the best of luck to Coach Carrington at his new coaching assignment.