Amplo Named U.S. Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Dec. 16, 2015
BALTIMORE – Marquette University head men’s lacrosse coach Joe Amplo has been selected as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team, which will compete in the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship in Manchester, England.
Amplo played for and coached with Team USA and Duke head coach John Danowski at Hofstra, where Seth Tierney, another U.S. assistant, is the current head coach. Tony Resch (2015 Team USA indoor head coach) was the other assistant coach named on Wednesday afternoon.
“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to represent the United States as an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team,” Amplo said. “This is a dream come true for any coach and has special meaning to me. To be reunited with two of my greatest mentors and friends on the sidelines is an experience that I will look forward to and cherish.”
Amplo is entering his fourth season with the Golden Eagles and was named the first head coach in program history in 2011. The 2014 Big East Coach of the Year, Amplo’s MU squad reached the national top ten as a third-year program in 2015. Prior to Marquette, Amplo spent 10 of his 11 years as a college assistant coach at his alma mater, Hofstra University (1999-2001, 2002-11) in addition to a one-year stint at the University of Pennsylvania (2001-02). While at Hofstra—where he worked under Danowski—Amplo helped lead the Pride to eight NCAA tournament appearances and four conference championships.
"Joe Amplo gets coaching,” Danowski said of Amplo upon his hiring at Marquette in 2011. “He understands the importance the position plays in the development of today's student-athlete. His strong sense of family, superb communication skills and his love of teaching has already given Marquette lacrosse an identity that their students and fans will be proud of."
The Team USA staff will begin their tenure at the Team USA Spring Premiere, Jan. 9-10 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the U.S. will face defending NCAA champion University of Denver in an exhibition game. The Team USA roster will be announced later this month. Tryouts for the 2018 U.S. men’s national team will be held in summer 2017.
The U.S. men’s national team has amassed a 59-4 all-time record in international play, claiming gold at nine World Championships (1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010).
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