Joe Amplo, Marquette, reaffirm commitment

Joe Amplo has led Marquette to a pair of BIG EAST titles in its four years in the league and two NCAA berths.
June 10, 2017

MILWAUKEE ­– Head coach Joe Amplo has reaffirmed his commitment to the Marquette University men’s lacrosse program he announced on Saturday, June 10 amid recent speculation.

Amplo was named the first head coach in Marquette men’s lacrosse history on Feb. 4, 2011 and has led the Golden Eagles to an overall record of 40-37 over five seasons, including four appearances in the BIG EAST semifinals, a pair of league tournament crowns and two NCAA Championship berths. The 2014 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year and 2016 USILA Howdy Myers Man of the Year, is a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee and an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

“Joe is a phenomenal lacrosse coach, but an even better person,” MU Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl said on Saturday. “Joe’s values closely align with the mission of Marquette University and his passion and dedication to the young men in this program is unrivaled. In a very short time Joe has proven himself to be one of the best lacrosse coaches in the entire country and we couldn’t ask for a better leader for our student-athletes on the field and in the community. We are excited to have Joe, his wife Jen, and their three daughters, Sophia, Charlotte and Lily remain as part of the Marquette family.”

The Marquette men’s lacrosse team won its second-straight BIG EAST Conference tournament title in 2017 to advance to the NCAA Championship, where it fell to fourth-seeded Notre Dame in the first round. It ended the year ranked No. 18 in the USILA Coaches Poll and 16th in the Maverik Media Poll.

Keep up with the Marquette men’s lacrosse program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MarquetteMLax) and Instagram (@MarquetteMLax) and ‘liking’ on Facebook (/MarquetteLacrosse).

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