Duke’s Danowski named US lacrosse coach

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Duke University men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski has been selected as the head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team, US Lacrosse said Monday.

A three-time NCAA champion coach, Danowski will lead Team USA’s pursuit of a record 10th gold medal at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England.

Danowski is 140-38 overall  in his nine years at Duke, has captured seven ACC regular-season titles and four conference tournament crowns and led the Blue Devils to NCAA championships in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

He is one of five active coaches to have won at least two NCAA titles and one of nine coaches all-time to win three national titles. Duke’s 123 wins since 2007 under Danowski are the most by any Division I program during that span.

“I’m honored to be chosen as the head coach for the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team,” Danowski said ini a statement. “There is no greater honor than to represent your country and I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of those coaches who came before me. I look forward to working with the US Lacrosse staff to select a group of men with whom we can build a sustainable culture of excellence.”

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