Dr. W. Joesph King announced the addition of men’s lacrosse and introduced the team’s new head coach, Monty Curtis, at a press conference Thursday afternoon on the campus of Lyon College.
A press release from the College states Lyon will request to join the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance, which is composed of teams in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The new team will begin competing in 2021 with potential for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) affiliation in the future.
Curtis has more than two decades of coaching experience and has helped more a team to national affiliation before, according to a press release from Lyon College.
“I am humbled to have this opportunity to introduce lacrosse to the Lyon community. What we build has a chance to last and positively impact real lives and the reputation of the sport and the college,” said Curtis.
Lacrosse is found nationwide and is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country.