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McDermott Promoted To Assistant Coach For Utah Lacrosse

Oct 14, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Lacrosse head coach Andrew McMinn announced the promotion of Tim McDermott to the position of assistant coach today. McDermott has served as the program's director of operations for the past three seasons.

"I am extremely excited to have Coach McDermott transition back into an assistant coaching position," McMinn said. "Between his track record of coaching and handling a wide variety of roles with multiple programs, along with his tenure with Utah Lacrosse, I am extremely confident that he is the perfect person for the job. He has already proven to be instrumental for the growth of Utah Lacrosse and has continued to do so since being back on the field coaching."

For the past three seasons, McDermott has been handling the day-to-day logistics of running the lacrosse program for the Utes as the director of operations. Working closely with both the athletes and the coaching staff, McDermott has been integral in transitioning the lacrosse program from a club sport to a Division I team.

During his time with the program as a club sport, he served as an assistant coach and director of operations for two seasons, helped lead the Utes to the 2018 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference championship and two appearances in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association tournament. Utah finished 16-1 overall in 2018 and had seven All-Americans, nine all-conference selections and finished fifth in the final coaches poll.

McDermott also spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Virginia from 2013-14, specifically working with the face-off specialists and goalies. Prior to his stint at Virginia, McDermott also spent time at Cortland State, Deep Run High School in Richmond, Va. And at Loyola (Md.).

As a player, McDermott was a two-time All-American for SUNY Geneseo. The two-time first-team All-SUNYAC player ranked second in the NCAA in face-off win percentage (.726, 241-of-332) as a sophomore in 2006. McDermott won 443-of-630 face-offs (.703) over his final two seasons at Geneseo.

McDermott transferred to Loyola University Maryland for his senior season and ranked ninth in the NCAA with a .586 face-off win percentage (109-of-186).

McDermott was a reserve player for Major League Lacrosse's Chicago Machine, playing in one game in 2010. McDermott, who is from Cortland, N.Y., earned his degree in business administration from SUNY Geneseo in 2007 and an MBA from Loyola in 2010.