Kyle Rhatigan has been named an assistant coach of the University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse program, head coach Drew Delaney announced on Friday.
Rhatigan joins the Eagles after a stellar playing career at Limestone College (NCAA Division II). During his time at Limestone, Rhatigan was a prolific point producer for the Saints, finishing second all-time for career points (271) and first all-time single season points (100). He was a member of two National Championship teams in 2014 and 2015, and played in a third championship game in 2016. Upon graduation, Rhatigan was selected 87th overall in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft by the Charlotte Hounds.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kyle to the Eagles lacrosse family,” Delaney said. “He has had a tremendous playing career and his passion and knowledge of the game were evident as soon as we spoke about the position. Kyle has been mentored by some of the best coaches in the game in JB Clarke (Limestone) and Mike Cerino (Charlotte Hounds). He will be a great resource for our players and will be a tireless worker to help UMW compete at the highest levels in the CAC and in Division III.”
Rhatigan’s accomplishments on the field include recognition as the Lacrosse Magazine Division II Player of the Year, a two-time All-America honoree, and as a three-time All-Conference Carolina selection. He served as a captain for Limestone in 2016 and over his four years with the Saints, the team went a combined 76-5. After his playing career, Rhatigan was an assistant coach for the Footscray Lacrosse club in Australia before returning to the States and serving in a similar role for Boiling Springs High School in South Carolina. He currently serves as an assistant coach for Team 24/7, an elite high school level lacrosse club based out of Charlotte, NC.
A native of Holbrook, NY, Rhatigan graduated from Sachem North High School in 2012. He will reside in Fredericksburg and will begin his duties immediately.