On this week’s episode of New England Lacrosse Journal’s “Chasing The Goal” podcast, hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli were joined by Union head coach Derek Witheford.
A native of Wellesley, Mass., Witheford played his college lacrosse at Union. As a bruising defenseman, he was the team’s first All-American since 1993 in 2011 as a senior. Witheford joined the program as an assistant coach in 2013 before taking over as the head coach in 2020. His first two seasons in charge were truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic; his teams posted a combined record of 9-4.
Last spring, Witheford led the Dutchmen to their best season ever. They won 18 games en route to the Division 3 national championship game where they fell 12-10 to Liberty League foe RIT. This season, Union is off to a hot start with wins over Babson and Endicott.
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