|College:||Saint Michael's '08|
A former player and assistant coach at Saint Michael's College, Pat Ivory '08 was named the full-time men's lacrosse head coach in May 2013 after serving as the interim head coach since January 2013.
Ivory will also serve as the Intramurals co-director once his full-time duties at the College begin on July 1, 2013.
In his first year as a college head coach, Ivory garnered Coach of the Year honors from both the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) and the Northeast-10 Conference while leading the squad to a national ranking.
Under Ivory's guidance, the Purple Knights were 9-2 in the NE-10, setting a school record for league wins, and finished 11-5 to match the program's overall victories mark. Saint Michael's, which peaked at No. 9 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll, advanced to its third straight NE-10 Championship semifinal round. For his efforts, Ivory was not only lauded as the region and the conference's top coach, but also shared the College's Purple Knight Coach of the Year award. Saint Michael's also broke a 26-year-old school record by putting together a nine-game winning streak, which included an 11-9 win against previously undefeated No. 2 Adelphi University on April 13.
In his three seasons as an assistant at Saint Michael's, between 2009 and 2011, Ivory helped lead the Purple Knights to a 23-20 record, including a 10-6 campaign in 2011, during which the team reached the Northeast-10 Conference Championship semifinals and was 8-2 in league play. That year, Saint Michael's was also nationally ranked while at one point sitting atop the New England Intercollegiate Coaches Association (NEILA) poll.
After assisting the Purple Knights during the fall season in 2011, Ivory worked as the head coach of the Middlebury Union High School varsity boys' lacrosse team last spring, guiding the Tigers to an 8-10 finish after inheriting a team that went 2-30 during the previous two years combined. Middlebury earned a postseason victory before falling in double overtime during a quarterfinal to the eventual state runner-up.
Since 2010, Ivory has helped develop lacrosse players as a coach with VTribe Lacrosse, the largest club in the state. Ivory founded the Lax by the Lake men's lacrosse tournament in 2009, which annually occurs in Colchester. A certified US Lacrosse member, Ivory has gained additional experience working at Dartmouth College's East Coast Lacrosse Camp, the University of Vermont's Nike Lacrosse Camp, and as a coordinator for boys' and girls' lacrosse camps at The Field House in Shelburne.
A defender during his undergraduate years, Ivory picked up 16 ground balls in 25 career contests as he helped the Purple Knights go 34-26 while making four postseason appearances. Ivory, who twice earned a spot on the Dean's List, earned a degree in history in 2008 and is pursuing a master's degree at the College in education. The Saratoga Springs, N.Y., native currently works at Colchester High School, where he is a teacher in the Special Education department.
Tied School Record for Wins
Set School Record for League Wins
NEILA Coach of the Year
NE-10 Coach of the Year
|College:||Castleton State '11|
Craig MacDerment heads into his second season as a men's lacrosse assistant coach with Saint Michael's in 2013 after a standout playing career at Castleton State College.
In his first season with the Purple Knights, the 2012 squad went 11-5, setting a school record for victories and goals-against average (6.12.) while advancing to the Northeast-10 Tournament semifinals.
A four-year member of a Castleton State squad that went 49-27 overall during his career, including 28-2 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), MacDerment was a two-time captain and helped the Spartans qualify for two NCAA Division III Tournaments. MacDerment totaled 71 points in 72 career contests, but he was even better on the face-off X, winning 793 draws at a 67.2-percent clip and scooping up 512 ground balls. In addition to being a three-time NAC All-Conference selection and the team MVP as both a junior and senior, MacDerment was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America as a senior.
MacDerment, who earned his degree in physical education in 2011, was heavily involved with community activities and serving in leadership positions. He was a community adviser for Castleton State Residence Life for two years and an Upward Bound mentor, where he worked with high school students looking to attend college.
In addition to being a clinician at the Castleton State lacrosse clinic for high schoolers, MacDerment worked in the College For Every Student mentoring program for four years, helped organize a Halloween party for children in the Castleton, Vt., area for three years, and worked his college's Accepted Students Day.
|College:||Saint Michael's '12|
Kevin Hunt '12 joins the Saint Michael's men's lacrosse coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2013 season, returning to his alma mater after a four-year career.
A 2011 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-New England selection, Hunt completed his career with 43 goals, 42 assists and 85 points in 58 games, tallying his final 63 points as an upperclassman. He was also twice chosen for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference accolade due to achievements as both a student and an athlete.
The two-year captain, who earned bachelor's degrees in English and secondary education from Saint Michael's in 2012, is pursuing his master's degree from the College in education. Hunt is a paraprofessional at Williston Central School.