Trinity Men's Lacrosse Assistant John Carroll Named Head Coach At Nichols College

Trinity Men's Lacrosse Assistant John Carroll Named Head Coach At Nichols College

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach John Carroll is leaving the program to accept the head coaching job at Nichols College in Massachusetts. Carroll joins the Bison after serving as the recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator for the Bantams for the last seven seasons.  The Bantams, coached by Jason Tarnow, finished the 2019 campaign season with an 8-8 overall record and finished eighth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 3-7 mark in conference play. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament fo the eighth time, falling at Tufts, 17-8, in the quarterfinal round.

Carroll scouted the opponent's sets, schematics and personnel, chose the defensive starting lineups and man-down units, and ran the scout team offense for the Bantams. Trinity's defense caused 124 turnovers in 2019.  Carroll brought in 50 new Bantams from the high school graduating classes of 2018 and 2019.  Carroll was a volunteer assistant coach at Sacred Heart University and Holy Cross prior to Trinity.  A 2012 graduate of the University of Albany, Carroll was a four-year member of the men's lacrosse program who graduated No. 6 on the program's all-time saves list with 378. In 2010, he was named to the America East All-Tournament Team and finished the campaign No. 8 in Division I in saves with 185.

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