By Press Releases | 1/17/14 11:19 AM
Mount St. Mary’s University announced Hounds defenseman Joe Cinosky has been named assistant men’s lacrosse coach. He joins head coach Tom Gravante’s staff in replacement of Travis Johnson, who left to become the head coach at NJIT.
Cinosky spent the past season serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Duke, working closely with the defensive unit of the 2013 NCAA Champion Blue Devils. He began his coaching career as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Club Lacrosse program in 2010. In three seasons, he led the team to a 23-18 record and a berth in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League Championship.
Gravante in a statement said, "Joe is bringing a very strong lacrosse pedigree into our program, and has played and coached at the highest level of the college game. The players have responded well to him, and we are seeing the positive effects of him in our program already.”
Cinosky graduated from the University of Maryland in 2008 as a USILA All-America selection and All-ACC selection. He was drafted ninth overall by the former New Jersey Pride in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft, and was voted to the MLL All-Star Game in 2009. He led the Nationals to the MLL Championship that season, and the following year helped the Bayhawks earn the title. Cinosky’s leadership on the Hounds in 2013 helped propel the team to its first-ever playoff berth and a title game appearance. The defenseman has also been a mainstay on the U.S. Men’s National Team. He was a member of the 2010 squad that won the Gold Medal at the FIL World Championships in Manchester, England.
Cinosky is a New Jersey native and graduated from Mountain Lakes High School as a three-time All-State selection and two-time All-American honoree. He and his wife, Carrie, have a one-year-old son Charlie.