On this week’s episode of New England Lacrosse Journal’s “Chasing The Goal” podcast, hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli were joined in the studio by new Providence head coach Bobby Benson.
Benson was named the new head coach of the Friars earlier this summer. A nuanced goal-scorer as an attackman at Johns Hopkins, Benson started his coaching career at UMBC for two seasons before moving on to Loyola.
He then returned to his alma mater as an assistant for over 10 years before moving across Maryland in 2020 to help the Terps win the 2022 NCAA title.
An offensive guru of sorts, Benson was one of the most sought-after coaches in the country before taking the reigns at Providence. The Friars are looking to bounce back from a 1-4 record in the Big East last spring and a 6-8 record overall.