Local Roundup: Dartmouth Still Searching for Lacrosse Coach
Nearly six weeks after Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse coach Andy Towers and his staff were fired, a replacement has still not been announced and a leader of the program’s booster club has sent an email to his fellow members admitting the process has bogged down and asking for patience.
Peter Fahey Jr., a 1994 graduate and former Big Green co-captain, sent the email Wednesday to update his fellow members in the Friends of Dartmouth Lacrosse. That group includes backers of both the men’s and women’s programs.
“It is taking longer than we originally expected,” Fahey wrote. “In a perfect scenario, we would have filled the position within a week after it opened.
“Unfortunately, there are a lot of variables at play with each candidate, including moving spouses and children, evaluating existing contracts, addressing loyalties to existing players and institutions.”
Fahey lauded the athletic department for not settling for a candidate it wasn’t fully convinced could reverse the program’s slide. Dartmouth was 2-10 overall and 0-6 in Ivy League play last season, which was Towers’ fifth as head coach and his 10th in the program overall. Dartmouth’s record the past decade is 52-86 overall and 17-43 in the Ivies.
“Today, we have better facilities, more support from the college and more support from alumni than at any point over the last 20 (plus) years,” wrote Fahey, an Upper Valley resident and financial services advisor. “With the right person in place, the future is bright.
“Please continue to be patient. We hope to have good news in the coming weeks.”
Fahey’s father, Peter Fahey Sr., is a 1968 Dartmouth graduate and a former member of its Board of Trustees who has donated significantly to his alma mater, including more than $13 million in 2006. He competed for the Big Green’s varsity track and basketball teams and his family’s name is on Dartmouth’s 14-year old lacrosse facility, Scully-Fahey Field.
Tim McIntee, until recently the Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team’s defensive coordinator, has landed the same position at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md.
McIntee worked on the Big Green staff for the past two seasons but was fired in June, along with head coach Andy Towers and offensive coordinator Michael Bocklet. McIntee was previously the head coach at Manhattan College.
Mount St. Mary’s has been coached since 1995 by Tom Gravante, who is 129-169 in that time and was 1-15 last season.
— Tris Wykes
Hanover’s Temple 2 Back
Hudson, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Zach Temple remains in contention after the second day of the New Hampshire Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at par-72 Green Meadow Golf Club.
Temple shot his second straight 71 on Wednesday to put him in a four-way tie for third place. Stonebridge’s Joshua Chamberlain and Windham’s Connor Greenleaf are tied for the lead with two-day totals of 140 on the par-72 course.
Dartmouth graduate James Pleat is tied for 11th after his 71 gave him a two-day total of 145.
The tourney wraps up today.
Lebanon’s Pelletier Six Strokes Back
Rumford, r.i. — Lebanon’s Pat Pelletier shot a 70 in the second round of the Rhode Island Open on Wednesday at par-70 Agwam Hunt Club.
Pelletier (68-70-138) is six strokes behind leader Troy Pare (69-69-132).
Hanover Country Club’s Joe Toland, who shot a 73 on Tuesday, missed the cut. The three-day event concludes today.
Vt. All-Star Game Saturday
Rutland — Several Upper Valley players will play in the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday at St. Peters Field in Rutland. The first pitch of the twin bill is scheduled for 11 a.m.
Hartford’s Cameron Gaudette, Windsor’s Tyson Boudro, Ethan Hill and Matt Thayer and Woodstock’s Doug Avellino and Bradley Lewis will play for the South. Windsor mentor Don Swinyer, who announced his retirement this spring, will co-coach the South.