On this week’s episode of New England Lacrosse Journal’s “Chasing The Goal” podcast, hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli were joined by Waterdogs LC assistant coach and new Elms College head coach Rob Cross.
Cross recently agreed to become the first men’s lacrosse head coach at Elms College. The team will start competing next season in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. With coaching stints at Mercyhurst, Rutgers, Harvard and Siena, Cross is a seasoned Division 1 coach helming a D-3 team.
With playoff heroics from the likes of Michael Sowers and Kieran McArdle, the Waterdogs were able to defeat reigning champion Chaos LC in the PLL championship game last month.
As an assistant coach, Cross was a critical part of the Waterdogs’ first championship. On the podcast, he details his playing background at UMBC with the likes of Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt, and how that impacted his coaching philosophy.