BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana men's lacrosse program is pleased to announce the hiring of Austin Jarrett as the new head coach of the Hoosiers.
Jarrett has been the defensive coordinator and assistant coach at Indiana under former coach Peter Nelson since 2018.
“I’ve got some big shoes to fill for sure," said Jarrett. "I’ve been around great coaches across a couple of different sports and Pete is right towards the top. He’s got the Xs and Os down as any coach should, but he also really cares for his players and coaching staff like they are his family.
"My only hope is to continue to build upon the foundation that Pete has set for us and become a perennial contender for the UMLC title and a familiar face at the MCLA national tournament."
Jarrett is a graduate of Wabash College. The Washington, Ind., product attended Wabash primarily to play basketball, but fell in love with the game of lacrosse while there.
He started his lacrosse career as a defenseman on the Wabash MCLA squad and finished his career as a captain on the Little Giants' first-ever varsity squad under the direction of Terry Corcoran -- one of the winningest coaches in NCAA Division III. He also played under assistant Todd Richardson, who is currently on the staff at Cortland State.
"I won’t be able to achieve any of these goals on my own," continued Jarrett.
Jarrett has tabbed former Indiana attackman Alex Cain as the Hoosiers offensive coordinator while Mitch Olinger -- a four-year stand out at Notre Dame -- will fill the defensive coordinator role. Former Indiana goalie Andrew Newman will work with the goalies.
Indiana will play in the East subdivision of the UMLC along with Miami (Ohio), Purdue, Michigan State and Western Michigan.