Utah Lacrosse Names Sean Doyle As Assistant Coach
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Lacrosse head coach Andrew McMinn announced the addition of Sean Doyle to his staff today with Doyle serving as an assistant coach.
"I am extremely excited to have Coach Doyle join our staff," McMinn said. "He is an outstanding coach and an even better person. Additionally, he fully understands the values of Utah Lacrosse and the direction we plan to head in moving forward. His loyalty, work ethic, passion and ability to develop relationships are just a few of the traits that will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals on and off the field."
Doyle comes to Utah after playing under and coaching with McMinn at Robert Morris University. The Owings, Md., native spent the last two seasons as an assistant at RMU after serving as the defensive coordinator at Virginia Military Institute in 2019.
"I would like to thank Mark Harlan on giving me this opportunity," Doyle said. "I'm very excited to join such a passionate and hardworking environment. I would also like to thank Coach McMinn for allowing me to start this new journey with him. This is the most unique place in lacrosse and we can't wait to continue to build what has been started here in Utah."
During his time as a coach at Robert Morris, Doyle saw the Colonials have back-to-back winning seasons with RMU defeating four ASUN Conference foes in 2021. He ended the 2021 campaign coaching alongside McMinn at the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I/II All-Star Game for the South Team.
Despite the season being cut short due to COVID, Doyle helped the Colonials to a 4-2 record in 2020 in his first season at RMU with the program winning its final three games of the year against High Point (15-11), Detroit Mercy (16-13) and Marquette (11-10).
In his first season as a full-time coach, Doyle coached two-time All-Southern Conference first-team defender Kyle Walsh to finish as the national runner-up in caused turnovers per game (3.23) at VMI in 2019. The Keydets ranked sixth nationally in that statistic as a team, forcing 10.62 per game.
Prior to his coaching days, Doyle was a team captain at Robert Morris, playing in 60 games over four seasons while compiling 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) on offense while also recording 47 groundballs and 23 caused turnovers on defense. He led the Colonials to a program-record 13 wins in 2018 with RMU advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
He finished his collegiate career by participating in the USILA Senior All-Star game, one of 10 RMU players to earn a spot in the all-star contest since 2008.
Doyle graduated from Robert Morris in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in business management after being a four-year Dean's List recipient and Northeast Conference Academic and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.