DeLuca Takes Over Men's Lax Reigns at Cornell
Friday, June 18, 2010
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ben DeLuca, a fixture on the Big Red men's lacrosse sideline for the past decade, has been named The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell, it was announced Friday afternoon by Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. DeLuca becomes the 10th head coach in program history, replacing Jeff Tambroni, who resigned to take the head coach position at Penn State on June 17.
"I couldn't be more thrilled than to name Ben DeLuca as our new Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse," said Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. "Ben is a terrific coach and leader of young men, but most importantly he is the person that we as a university and lacrosse community most want to represent our program. This is a happy day for Cornell lacrosse, and I know Ben will pour his heart and soul into this terrific opportunity."
"My family and I are both humbled and excited by the opportunity offered by Andy Noel and Dr. Susan Murphy to represent Cornell University as the next head coach of lacrosse," DeLuca said. "I am thrilled to remain at my alma mater and to have the chance to lead such a great group of young men. Finally, I want to thank Jeff Tambroni for being a great mentor and a friend to me over the years. As a Cornell alumnus, no one appreciates more than I do what he has accomplished in bringing this program into the national spotlight in recent years. I look forward to the challenge of carrying on Cornell's great lacrosse tradition and keeping the Big Red moving forward."
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