Frank Fedorjaka

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Frank Fedorjaka took over as head coach in 2006 when he succeeded longtime mentor Sid Jamieson.

In 2011, Fedorjaka guided the team to its first Patriot League Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament appearance, and he has since cemented Bucknell’s status as an annual Patriot League title contender and national top-20 program.

Fedorjaka became only the second head coach in Bucknell lacrosse history, following in the footsteps of Jamieson, a Bucknell Hall of Famer who founded the varsity lacrosse program in 1968.

In his 13 seasons since taking over for Jamieson, Fedorjaka has fashioned a stellar 122-74 (.622) record, including a 57-31 (.648) Patriot League ledger. The Bison have won nine or more games in nine of his 13 seasons, including a program-record 14 in 2011, 12 in 2013 and 11 in 2018.

Including a five-year stint as head coach at Franklin & Marshall from 1994 to 1998, Fedorjaka has a 161-105 (.605) lifetime record.

In 2013, Fedorjaka’s squad achieved a No. 6 national ranking, the highest in program history, buoyed by a 9-8 upset of No. 2 Cornell in Ithaca in March. The team finished 12-4 and advanced to the Patriot League championship game before just missing an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament despite a final RPI ranking of 12.

In his first season at the helm, Fedorjaka led the Bison to a historic victory over No. 1 Maryland — the program’s first-ever over a top-ranked team — and another top-20 road win at Penn State later in the season. The victories really began to start pouring in during year No. 2, as the Bison went 11-4, including three top-20 wins, and came within one of the school record for wins in a season. Another 10-win season followed in 2008, and the Bison advanced all the way to the Patriot League championship game for the first time.

In 2009, Fedorjaka was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for the first time after leading the Bison to a perfect 6-0 conference record and the Patriot League regular-season title. His team made it to the championship game for the second year in a row, this time dropping a one-goal heartbreaker to Navy.

In 2010, the Bison took second-ranked and eventual national champion Duke to overtime, and they again qualified for the postseason. Bucknell finished 8-6, with the six losses coming by a combined seven goals.