COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Nick Myers will serve as the 2020 US Lacrosse U19 head coach, the organization announced. Myers will lead the team in its quest for a ninth consecutive world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, July 9-18, 2020, in Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland.
This will be Myers’ second stint as the U19 head coach – in 2016, he led the United States to gold at the World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia. In the goal medal game that year against Canada, there were seven people with Buckeye ties: Myers, senior Matt Borges, sophomore Christian Feliziani and trainer Angie Beisner on Team USA along with junior Tre Leclaire, senior Jeff Henrick and sophomore Justin Inacio on Team Canada.
The winningest coach in program history, Myers enters his 11th season guiding the Buckeyes with a 93-70 record and 32-23 conference record. Ohio State’s ascension under Myers culminated with a trip to the 2017 Final Four and national championship game. The 2018 Big Ten co-Coach of the Year, Myers also has the program’s first postseason title on his resume (2013 ECAC Tournament championship), in addition to two Creator’s Trophy titles, a share of a league regular-season title, a spot in the NCAA quarterfinals three times (2013, ’15, ‘17) and a No. 3 seed in the 2013 and 2017 NCAA Tournaments.
Under his tutelage, members of the program have garnered 21 USILA All-America honors, 44 all-conference nods and 11 conference player of the year accolades. Over the past 10 years, members of the Ohio State squad have earned 174 Academic All-Big Ten accolades and 243 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete nods, along with the first 12 USILA Scholar All-American selections in program history.
Prior to becoming the head coach at Ohio State, Myers served as head assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes from 2006-08. He was previously the head assistant coach at Butler University from 2003-05 and volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State from 2001-03. As a player, Myers was a captain at Springfield (Mass.) College, earning three all-NEWMAC selections (1999-2001), conference player of the year (2000) and USILA DIII third team All-American (2001).