Utah Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Holman Stepping Down from Position
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah men's lacrosse head coach Brian Holman is stepping down from his position, Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced today. Holman, the first head coach in program history, has served in the role for the past three seasons after guiding the program through its transition from club sport to a Division I intercollegiate program.
"I am very appreciative of the hard work Brian and his staff have put in to transition our men's lacrosse program to NCAA Division I status and guide the team through its first three years as a varsity program," Harlan said. "Brian and his family have also played a prominent role in the community to grow the game of lacrosse at the youth level and build a foundation for Utes Lacrosse."
In his three seasons as head coach of the Utes' varsity program, Holman compiled a record of 12-20. Prior to coaching the Utah program, beginning in 2017 with the Utes' club lacrosse program, Holman was an assistant coach for eight seasons at North Carolina, and spent 13 years as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins.
"When I came here I had in mind a five-year commitment to build this program," Holman said. "After two years as a club sport and three years as a Division I program, I feel like we have accomplished all of our goals, and I'm very proud of the work done by this coaching staff and our players. With the program entering the ASUN Conference this year, I feel like this program is positioned to win, and now is the time to turn this thing over, for the greater good. I've had the greatest staff in the country, I love these players, and I will enjoy seeing the success they achieve in the future. I'm excited for this next stage, to see what the good Lord has in store for me and my family."
A national search, led by Deputy Athletics Directors Charmelle Green and Scott Kull, and Associate A.D. Gavin Gough, will begin immediately to identify a new head coach for Utah's men's lacrosse program.
"We are eager to begin the process of identifying the best possible leader for our men's lacrosse program," Harlan added. "This is a very attractive position, with our combination of world-class academics and athletics programs, in a tremendous city, as we begin our first year as members of the ASUN Conference for lacrosse."