Friday, April 12, 2024

Evan Merrill Joins W&M Lax Coaching Staff

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary lacrosse head coach Colleen Dawson has announced the hiring of Evan Merrill as an assistant coach.

While Merrill will be instrumental in all aspects of the program, his primary responsibilities will include working with the defense and goalies.

“I am thrilled to welcome Evan Merrill to our staff,” Dawson said. “His background as a head coach on both the men’s and women’s side will immediately impact our team. His leadership and coaching style will enhance our holistic approach to the student-athlete experience at William & Mary.”

Merrill joins the Tribe after serving as the women’s head coach at North Carolina Wesleyan last year. He was promoted to that position after being an assistant on the Bishops’ staff the previous season.

Merrill began his coaching career with the men’s lacrosse program at Davis & Elkins College where he spent one season as an assistant (2018) and three seasons as the head coach (2019-21).

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Merrill was a standout defenseman at Virginia Wesleyan University. A four-year starter, he served as a captain during his senior season.

In addition to his success on the field, Merrill was a member of the ODAC All-Academic Team all four years. He also was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and helped organized fundraising events and promoting athletic events.

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