Loyola Maryland assistant coach David Metzbower will join North Carolina's lacrosse coaching staff as the offensive coordinator, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse.
Metzbower will replace Pat Myers, the Tar Heels' former offensive coach and recruiting coordinator, who was let go in May and has since been hired at Penn.
Metzbower joins the staff of fellow Loyola High alumnus Joe Breschi, a Baltimore native, after spending the 2013 and 2014 seasons at Loyola, where he took over for Dan Chemotti in the wake of the Greyhounds' national championship campaign in 2012. Before that, Metzbower was the head coach at Malvern (Pa.) Prep after being a longtime assistant under Bill Tierney at Princeton.
Two seasons ago, Metzbower helped Loyola have the 10th-most efficient offense in Division I, according to TempoFreeLax.com. Last spring, in which the Greyhounds went on a 15-game winning streak and earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, Loyola's offense was fourth-most efficient.
At Carolina, he'll inherit a talented veteran offense led by attackmen Joey Sankey and Jimmy Bitter and midfielder Chad Tutton. The Tar Heels were the sixth-most efficient scoring offense in 2014. They lost at Denver, 9-5, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times