Sept. 1, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT (September 1, 2009) - Sacred Heart Director of Athletics Don Cook and head men's lacrosse coach Tom Mariano announced the hiring of Brian Small as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2009-10 season. Small joins Coach Mariano's staff after serving as an assistant lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2009.
Last spring, Small helped lead the Bishops to a 10-5 record and to a berth in the 2009 NCAA tournament. While at OWU, Small coached the Bishops midfielders, defense, man down and faceoff specialists. In addition to his coaching duties at Ohio Wesleyan, Small also coached the AYO's of the Columbus Indoor Lacrosse League to an undefeated season.
Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Small was the Head Varsity Coach at Dundalk High School in Baltimore where he lead the team to the 2008 Maryland State High School Tournament. He began his coaching career at Parkville High School in Baltimore as the Head JV Lacrosse Coach.
A 2005 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Small stared as a midfielder where he was a 3 time All North Coast Athletic Conference Honoree, and a 2005 USILA All American and was selected to play in the prestigious North South All Star Game. Small helped lead the Bishops to the 2003 and 2005 NCAA Tournaments and led the team in ground balls in 2004 and 2005.
After graduation Small signed a professional contract with the Baltimore Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse and played as a defensive midfielder.
A native of Baltimore, MD Small is a 2001 Graduate of Calvert Hall College High School where he was a standout lacrosse and basketball player.
Small currently resides in Black Rock with his dog Wylie.