Chad Surman

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Chadwick Surman was announced as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Mercer University by head coach Kyle Hannan in September of 2015.

Surman comes to Macon after spending last season at Lehigh. At Lehigh, Surman worked on the offensive side of the ball and be responsible for individual offense skill development and film breakdown. He also coached the scout team defense, the man-down units and ran the substitution box. In the office, Surman assisted in all areas of day-to-day operations and take over as staff film exchange coordinator and point person for community relations.

Before serving as an assistant at Lehigh, Surman was a graduate assistant coach at Division III Salisbury University starting in May of 2012.

While at Salisbury, Surman assisted the head coach in all areas, including recruiting, training, film breakdown and more. Surman helped coached the defense in 2013 and 2014 after graduating Salisbury with a history degree in May, 2012.

The Sea Gulls' defense ranked fifth nationally in 2013 (allowing just six goals per game) and 14th in 2014 (allowing 6.6 goals per game) as Salisbury advanced to the National Semifinals and Finals, respectively. A local product out of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Surman has also served as head coach of the Lehigh Valley Skyhawks youth team.

As a player, Surman won the 2011 and 2012 National Championships at Salisbury, helping lead a defense which ranked second nationally both years. The 2012 season featured a 30-game winning streak. Surman began his collegiate career at Division II Le Moyne, advancing to the National Finals as the defense allowed just 3.9 goals per game. He then won an NJCAA National Title with Onondaga Community College.