Courtesy of Wabash Athletics
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - Wabash College has named veteran high school and club team coach Tim O'Shea to lead its varsity lacrosse program. Director of Athletics Matt Tanney announced O'Shea's hire Thursday afternoon. O'Shea will begin August 20.
O'Shea comes to Wabash from Bishop Chatard High School, where he served as the head lacrosse coach and program director for the past four seasons. He earned US Lacrosse Indiana Chapter High School Coach of the Year honors in 2015. O'Shea has also worked as the director of operations and head coach at Indy Elite Lacrosse since 2006 where he arranged travel and game logistics for more than 80 athletes.
"Tim is a great fit to lead the Wabash lacrosse program," Tanney said. "During the interview process, he demonstrated an impressive energy and vision to grow and strengthen the team. Tim's extensive familiarity with lacrosse in the state of Indiana, and in particular, the Indianapolis area, complement his prior experiences as an intercollegiate student-athlete and coach. I'm looking forward to his leadership of the men in the program."
O'Shea was head coach of the Zionsville High School lacrosse team for three seasons and spent three years as head coach at Pike High School.
Prior to his work at Chatard, O'Shea spent a year as the assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York, and was selected to coach in the 2014 NJCAA Region III Paul Rose All-Star Game. He served as national program director at the Xcelerate Lacrosse Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
As an undergraduate, O'Shea played two seasons at SUNY-Canton, where he was named to the All-Region III First Team and received Region III All-Tournament honors. He completed his playing career at Butler University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. He later served Butler as an assistant and co-offensive coordinator from 2006-2007.
"I would like to thank Matt and President Hess for the opportunity to be named head lacrosse coach at Wabash College," O'Shea said. "I'm excited to get to work and help build the program. It's time to take that next step to compete within the conference at a higher level. The first step to accomplish that is to recruit quality young men who are also talented lacrosse players for the next recruiting class to join players already on our roster."