Eric Wolf

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On Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017, LIU Post Director of Athletics and Recreation Debbie DeJong announced the hiring of Eric Wolf as the 10th head men's lacrosse coach.

"We are excited to name Eric Wolf as our head men's lacrosse coach," said DeJong. "His passion for teaching the game is unrivaled. Eric has a strong commitment to a tradition of athletic success, while holding his student-athletes to a high academic standard."

Wolf arrives at LIU Post with a wealth of experience, serving as an assistant coach at the Division I level from 2009-17. Most recently, Wolf held the position of offensive coordinator at Harvard University, where he assisted in the day-to-day operations and guided the Crimson to an Ivy League runner-up finish in 2016.

Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Wolf served as offensive coordinator at his alma mater, University at Albany, for four seasons (2011-15). In that time, he guided the nation's top scoring offense in each of his last three years there and mentored the Great Danes to three-straight America East Conference titles.

In 2015, Wolf's offensive unit ranked as one of the best in Division I history, setting new national single-season records with 325 goals, 203 assists and 528 points. The Great Danes were the first Division I team since 1991 to post four-consecutive 20-plus goal games and scored in double digits in 18 of their 19 contests, averaging a Division I-best 17.11 goals per game.

He also coached the school's first-ever back-to-back Tewaaraton Award recipient and three-time AE Player of the Year in Lyle Thompson, who became the career Division I leader for points (400) and assists (225).

Then, in 2014, Wolf coached the program's first co-Tewaaraton winners: Lyle Thompson and Miles Thompson. They became the first pair of Division I teammates to amass more than 100 points in a single season, after tallying 128 and 119 points, respectively.

Lyle Thompson went on to win a plethora of accolades, including the USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award (D-I Outstanding Player of the Year) and Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award (D-I Most Outstanding Attackman), while he, Miles Thompson and Ty Thompson all earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive year.

From 2009-11, Wolf had his first coaching stint as an assistant at Siena College. While there, he served as offensive coordinator and was in charge of day-to-day recruiting operations.

Under his watch, the Saints won their second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and made the program's second NCAA Tournament appearance. Wolf's offense ranked eighth nationally at 11.44 goals per game and was fourth with a .338 shooting percentage, en route to a program-record