Staff
Head Coach
Andy Shay

The last seven (2010-2016) seasons under Andy Shay, who completed the 13th season of his first collegiate head coaching job in 2016, have been historic for the program on many levels. The Bulldogs have gone 76-31 with six (five consecutive) 10-win seasons. The .710 winning percentage over that stretch is the best since the Elis won 69.89% of their games from 1988-1993. Shay has also directed the Bulldogs to seven straight Ivy League Tournament appearances, four Ivy Tournament Titles, a 2010 regular-season Ivy League Championship and four NCAA appearances, including Yale’s first in 20 years.

Winning the 2016 Ivy League Tournament gave Shay four championships in seven years of league tournament play. It was part of a 13-3 campaign that included jumping out to a 10-0 start and being ranked No. 1 for a few weeks.

His 2013 team was his most successful with a 12-5 mark, an Ivy League Tournament title, a win in the first round of the NCAAs at Penn State and a final No. 7 national ranking. Only a late comeback by top-ranked Syracuse in the final minutes of their NCAA Quarterfinal contest at College Park, Md., prevented the Elis from making the national championship weekend for the first time since 1990. The team made history by becoming the first squad to win back-to-back Ivy Tournament championships and the corresponding NCAA Tournament qualifier.

Assistant Coach
Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter, a collegiate men’s lacrosse coach for the last 13 years, took over as Yale’s defensive coordinator in 2013 and helped the Bulldogs to their most prolific season since the early 1990s. His charges led the Blue to a No. 6 ranking in Division I scoring defense (7.94), while the Elis went 12-5, won the Ivy League Tournament title and beat Penn State on the road in the NCAA Tournament.

He joined the Yale staff after four seasons as defensive coordinator and the top assistant at Ohio State. As a Buckeye, Baxter handled all aspects of recruiting while leading a defense that ranked fourth in 2012 and 10th in 2011 for scoring defense among Division I schools. He coached All-America players each season at Columbus.

Before heading to Philadelphia, Baxter spent two seasons (2002-03) on the sidelines at Colgate.

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Assistant Coach
Andrew Stimmel

The Yale University men's lacrosse program announced that Andrew Stimmel has been promoted to the Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach.

In this newly-created role, Stimmel will assist 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. He will serve as the program's community service coordinator as well as work in conjunction with Strength & Athletic Training staff to educate and promote overall health and wellness.

Last season the captain of the 2010 Ohio State Lacrosse Team volunteered as the Bulldogs' goalie coach. Under his guidance, goalie Eric Natale (Westminister, Md.) earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors while stopping 51.0% of shots faced. 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 (17th - 69.8%) and Face-Offs (13th - 57.9%).

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