Reid Mayberry has announced that he will step down as the head coach of the Marian University men’s lacrosse program after spending two years with the Sabre athletics department.
“I want to thank coach Mayberry for everything he has done for the men’s lacrosse program during his time at Marian,” commented director of athletics Jason Bartelt. “He has definitely left the program in a good place so we can continue to grow the program to a championship level. We wish him nothing but the best as he begins his new coaching opportunity.”
Mayberry was hired as the program’s first head coach in 2016 after the sport was introduced to Marian. After spending one year of recruiting, Mayberry led Marian to a 5-12 record in their inaugural season with five of those losses coming by three or fewer goals. The Sabres finished their first season fifth in the MLC with 169 goals and fourth in the conference scooping up 549 ground balls. A total of three student-athletes earned All-MLC recognition highlighted by Nick Klotz who was named the Rookie of the Year after finishing second in the MLC with 71 points and third in the conference with 43 goals. Klotz also went on to earn two MLC Player of the Week awards, while Connor Houlihan earned the program’s first weekly award.
Mayberry joined Marian after spending time as an offensive assistant coach and recruiting director at Widener University in Philadelphia, Penn. He also spent time at Roanoke College as a volunteer assistant coach following a successful playing career. Mayberry competed three seasons for Roanoke and was picked third team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference as a senior in 2012. He also played one season at Salisbury and was a member of its 2008 undefeated squad that won the 2008 National Championship.
“It has been an honor to be a part of the Marian University community and coach each of the young men in the lacrosse program,” commented Mayberry. “The remarkable ‘togetherness’ of this team gives me great faith in Marian’s future success on the field and in the classroom. This program will be in great hands and will continue to grow with these outstanding student-athletes. I would like to thank Dr. Manion, Dr. Koonce, and Jason Bartelt for the amazing opportunity.”
Sam Kennedy will take over the program as the interim head coach with a national search to begin immediately.