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"John Haus, former head coach of the University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University."

John Haus, former head coach of the University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University who also led Washington College to the 1998 NCAA Division III Championship, finished his fifth season at Lebanon Valley College in 2014 after leading the College's re-introduction of men's lacrosse in the spring of 2010. Haus, a 1983 graduate of North Carolina, holds a 161-126 career record in 18 years as a head coach at Washington, Johns Hopkins, UNC, and LVC. In that span, he led those teams to eight NCAA tournaments - including five NCAA semifinal or final appearances - and coached 55 all-Americans. In his first season with the Dutchmen, Haus assembled his team from scratch, and they made history as they won their first two games as LVC played lacrosse for the first time since 1985. The young program blossomed in 2011, winning six games and proving they could be contenders in the Middle Atlantic Conference, competing for a playoff spot up to the final week of the season. In 2012, LVC qualified for the postseason for the first time, earning three all-Commonwealth Conference honors for Malik Pedroso, Andrew Kruter, and Scott Sutton in the process as the Dutchmen went 9-6, setting a program single-season record for wins. That success carried over to 2013, when LVC went 12-9 and qualified for its first-ever ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament. The Dutchmen hosted a Commonwealth Conference tournament game for the first time and earned a record five all-CC honorees. In 2014, the Dutchmen had an up-and-down year, but managed to qualify for the ECAc Mid-Atlantic Tournament for the second straight year. Andrew Kruter, Ryan Lanigan, Malik Pedroso, and Scott Travers were named to all-conference teams. Prior to coming to Annville, Haus spent eight seasons at his alma mater, turning around a struggling Tar Heel program by going 58-52 with three NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back bids in 2007 and 2008, including the program's first top-4 seed in the NCAA tournament since 1996. Playing in the ultra-competitive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Haus mentored 19 all-Americans, including 2004 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Jed Prossner. Before returning to Chapel Hill, Haus was the head coach of lacrosse's most storied program, Johns Hopkins, where he led the Blue Jays to a 20-7 record and two NCAA semifinal appearances in his two seasons there. No stranger to Division III, Haus led Washington College to unprecedented success in the late 1990s. After taking over the program and going 6-8 in his first season, Haus installed his first recruiting class and led the Shoremen to a 13-5 record and the NCAA championship game a year later in 1996, earning Division III National Coach of the Year honors in the process. His team returned to the final in 1997 with seven all-Americans and the national goalkeeper of the year; the third time was the charm in 1998 as the team won the NCAA championship. Before his stint at Washington, Haus was assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Hopkins, helping the team to seven straight NCAA appearances, including the 1989 national final and two other semifinal appearances. He twice coached the national defensemen and goalies of the year. Haus found just as much success as a player, leading North Carolina to two NCAA championships as an all-American defenseman. The Tar Heels made it at least as far as the NCAA semifinals during each of his four years, and went an undefeated 26-0 during his sophomore and junior seasons. He earned all-America and all-ACC honors as a junior and senior.

 
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