Quinn To Be Honored

October 13, 2004

10/13/04 - Middlebury College men's lacrosse coach Erin Quinn will be recognized at the Third Annual Recognition dinner hosted by the Vermont Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse. The dinner will take place on Sunday, October 17th at St. Michael's College.

The group honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of lacrosse in Vermont over a period of many years. The group's goal is to acknowledge those who represent diverse areas of the sport, including youth, high school, college and officials.

Quinn will be entering  his 14th season at the helm of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse program next spring. He has posted a career record of 172 wins and 32 losses, with eight NCAA Tournament appearances in the last nine seasons. Two years ago, he led the team to its third straight NCAA Championship and set a school record with 18 wins. After the '92, '96, '97, and '99 seasons, Quinn was named the NEILA (New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) Division III Coach of the Year. In '01, he was named the College Lacrosse USA Division III Coach of the Year. Following the squad's third straight NESCAC Championship last season, Quinn was named the league's coach of the year.

A 1986 graduate of Middlebury, he began his coaching career at his alma mater, coaching lacrosse and football in the year following graduation. After one year at Middlebury, Quinn moved on to Tufts University, where he was an assistant coach in lacrosse and football, while earning his master's degree in teaching. Two years at Tufts led Quinn to his first head coaching responsibility at Lake Forest College in Illinois. After a year at Lake Forest, Quinn returned to Middlebury in 1990, as an assistant coach in lacrosse and football. The next year he was named head coach of the men's lacrosse team. He also works as an assistant football coach in the fall.