Beloit, WI – Following a national search, Bob Dignazio has been named the first Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Beloit College. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics and Recreation Peggy Carl.
"We have made history with Bob's hire as he becomes Beloit College's first ever Men's Lacrosse Head Coach and we could not be more thrilled that he has chosen to join us,” said Carl. "Bob knows what it takes to build a successful Lacrosse program and he will bring that knowledge with him as he builds Beloit's team from the ground up."
Dignazio comes to Beloit from Kenyon College in Ohio, where he served as the Lords’ Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He also served one season as the Defensive Coordinator at Randolph-Macon College after graduating from Kenyon in 2008.
During his coaching career he has coached a USILA North-South All-Star and ten All-Conference players.
As a player at Kenyon, he was a two-time All-North Atlantic Conference defenseman and was a member of two teams who made earned spots in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He started every game for three seasons and helped lead the team to a 33-10 record during that span. He earned Kenyon’s Bill Heiser Award at the end of his senior season for hard work, dedication and sportsmanship.
“I would like to thank President Scott Bierman and Director of Athletics Peggy Carl for this tremendous opportunity,” said Dignazio. “The growth of lacrosse across the country combined with Beloit’s national academic and athletic reputations makes this an exciting opportunity. I am excited to begin working to build Beloit into a first-class lacrosse program.”
In addition to his positions at both Kenyon and Randolph-Macon, Dignazio, a native of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, also gained experienced from working numerous camps, including the Peak 200, New England Top 150, Top 205, Tier 1, Texas 99, Adrenaline Showcase, Midwest 99, the Ohio State Buckeye Team Camp and Revolution Lacrosse Camp.
Dignazio will officially start his job on July 1 as he begins preparations for the Buccaneers’ inaugural season in the Spring of 2013.
Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation’s most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 49 states.