Shawn Nadelen

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In his eight seasons at the helm of the program, head coach Shawn Nadelen has continued to build one of the top men's lacrosse programs in the country.

His Tigers have been one of the best teams in not only the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), but in the country. Since taking over the program in 2012, the Tigers have qualified for the CAA Tournament every year, tying a conference record for consecutive appearances in 2018.

In that same season, despite midyear turmoil and one of the most challenging schedules in Division I, the Tigers reached the conference championship game for a fourth-straight season, a feat never before accomplished in the CAA. After a trip to Championship Weekend in 2017, the Tigers relied on a young offensive unit and defensive corps that returned and improved its goals allowed per game every week of the 2018 season. Nadelen and his coaching staff saw two-time captain Zach Goodrich reach new heights as he became the program's first USILA First Team All-American since 1996. Goodrich was also named as one of the 25 semifinalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2018.

As the head coach of the program, Nadelen has guided the Tigers to four CAA Championships (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), four NCAA Tournament berths (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), two NCAA Quarterfinals (2016, 2017) and one Championship Weekend appearance (2017). After the 2017, Nadelen was honored as the USILA Division I Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year during the annual IMLCA Convention in Baltimore.

Since Nadelen took over the program, Towson has amassed an overall record of 72-45 (.615). During the 2016 CAA Tournament, Nadelen collected the 50th win of his tenure, besting rival Drexel 10-6 in the semifinals. He became the fastest coach to win 50 Division I games at Towson and is the second-fastest to the mark including the program's Division II days.

For his efforts in guiding the Tigers to the 2016 CAA Regular Season title and the right to host the CAA Tournament, Nadelen was voted by his league peers as the 2016 CAA Coach of the Year, becoming just the second coach in the program's history to be named CAA Coach of the Year. Nadelen also saw then-junior Ryan Drenner voted as the program's second-ever CAA Co-Player of the Year, while Drenner's classmate, Jack Adams, was named USILA Third-Team All-America.