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Andrew Stimmel, who will serve as an assistant coach for the 2022 U.S. U21 team, is entering his second season as head men's lacrosse coach at Marquette in 2021.
He was named the second head coach in Marquette University men's lacrosse history on June 14, 2019 and led the Golden Eagles to a 3-1 start in his inaugural campaign. Marquette played just seven games and went 3-4 overall in 2020 before the season was cut short due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Stimmel, who was an assistant at Marquette in 2016, spent three seasons (2017-19) as the offensive coordinator at Yale, which he helped lead to the 2018 NCAA National Championship and a runner-up finish in 2019. The national title was Yale’s first in 135 years and the squad has posted historic offensive production with Stimmel guiding the attack.
Stimmel spent one year at Marquette as an assistant coach on the 2016 team that earned the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Championship after claiming the BIG EAST Tournament title with a championship game victory at then-No. 1 Denver.
Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee in June of 2015, Stimmel served as an assistant coach at Yale for the previous two seasons, working with a defense that ranked in the top-20 in goals-against average and man-down defense during both campaigns. His 2014 face-off group also ranked 13th in NCAA Division I by winning 57.9 percent of its draws to lead the Ivy League.
He also served with the Bulldogs in 2015 as the Director of Player Development, a role which was created for him in the fall of 2014. In the position, Stimmel assisted student-athletes in acclimating to their roles on the field, in the classroom and in the community through the creation, analysis and modification of individualized player development plans.
In 2014 he volunteered as the Bulldogs' goalie coach. As a team, the Bulldogs' defense led the Ivy League and finished 12th in the nation allowing 8.53 goals per game. Yale also ranked among the national leaders in man-down defense and face-offs.
Stimmel served as head coach at Grove City (Pa.) College for two seasons (2012-13) prior to his work at Yale and led the Wolverines to a quarterfinal appearance in the 2013 national tournament. His squad finished fifth in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse Poll after a 10-2 regular season and earned a first-ever top seed in Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association Playoffs. For his efforts, Stimmel was named the 2013 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division II National Coach of the Year.
A two-year starter as a defensive midfielder at OSU, Stimmel was the 2010 team defensive MVP, the 2009 Buckeye Power Club Award Winner and helped the Buckeyes to the 2008 NCAA quarterfinals and a share of the ECAC title. He was also a three-time scholar-athlete recipient and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He graduated in May of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business logistics.