IRVINE, Calif. – Less than two months after winning the MCLA Division II national championship and a month after earning Coach of the Year, Ryan Brent has tendered his resignation with the Concordia-Irvine men’s lacrosse program.
Brent has accepted a position as founding director and head lacrosse coach at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine. He will also teach AP and honors psychology at Crean Lutheran.
"I was blessed to be a part of this chapter of Concordia University lacrosse,” Brent said. “I want to thank the administration, our awesome parents, coaches and – most importantly – the student-athletes for making my time at CUI so special. It is with a heavy heart that I am stepping down, but I know I am leaving the program with excellent players and a strong culture that will lead to future success on and off the field."
In his four years at Concordia, Brent posted a 62-11 record, two appearances in the national championship game and one title. The Eagles finished with a 17-1 mark last year, avenging their only loss of the season to St. Thomas in the finals.
Concordia is currently seeking Brent's successor as head coach of the Eagles’ men’s lacrosse program.