Sept. 2, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Dan Chemotti has been named assistant men's lacrosse coach at Loyola College, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced today. Chemotti, who served as an assistant coach at St. John's for the past three seasons, has also been named offensive coordinator for the Greyhounds.
""The long-time tradition at Loyola makes this an exciting opportunity for me," says Chemotti. "In competition against Loyola as both a player and as a coach it was easy to see their level of excellence. I am anxious to maintain that same level of excellence for the program and each student-athlete."
Chemotti graduated from Duke University in 2002, where he helped the Blue Devils claim back-to-back ACC Championships during his junior and senior seasons. During his time in Durham, Duke advanced to the NCAA playoffs all four years, reaching the quarterfinals three times. A team captain his senior year, Chemotti was awarded the Roy Skinner Award for Dedication and Sacrifice.
He immediately began his coaching career, serving as an assistant coach at Dartmouth from 2002 to 2004. While with the Big Green, he concentrated his efforts on coaching the offense and training the face-off men. In 2004, Dartmouth's offense ranked third nationally in assist percentage and fifteenth nationally in team offense. In 2003, Dartmouth's face-off percentage was good enough to finish ninth in the country.
"Dan is a very talented, up-and-coming young coach," says Toomey. "He's a guy with credentials who plays at the highest level, has a presence in recruiting and is the next wave of good young coaching. We're excited to welcome him to the Loyola family."
In addition to coaching, Chemotti plays lacrosse professionally as a midfielder for the New Jersey Pride. He has been a member of the Pride since 2003 and also played one season (2003) in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the New Jersey Storm.
A native of Skaneateles, N.Y., Chemotti played high school lacrosse for West Genesee in Syracuse, where he was named All-America and the Central New York Player of the Year in his senior campaign. Chemotti helped lead the Wildcats to a Class-A New York State Championship his senior year and to a runner-up finish his junior season.
Chemotti replaces Bobby Benson, who led the Greyhounds to the nation's top man-up offense in 2005.
"We expect our offense to continue in the same direction," says Toomey. "We thank Bobby [Benson] for what he did, and now Coach Chemotti will put his stamp on our offense."