HIGH POINT, N.C. – Ryan Cassidy has been promoted to volunteer assistant coach of the High Point University men’s lacrosse program, head coach Jon Torpey announced Monday.
“We are very excited to have Ryan continue with our staff in his new coaching role,” Torpey said. “Ryan’s efforts as a director of operations were a big reason for our success last year. He is a tireless worker who is always searching for ways to better our program. We look forward to him working with our student-athletes this season.”
Cassidy joined the staff in Sept. 2014 as the program’s first director of lacrosse operations. In his first season with the Panthers, HPU won the Southern Conference Tournament and earned its first NCAA Tournament berth.
“I would like to thank coach Torpey for giving me the opportunity to work more directly with the great young men that are a part of this program. I am excited to start this fall with the rest of the staff and student-athletes as we work towards winning a national championship.”
In the spring of 2014, Cassidy was an assistant coach at his alma mater, York College of Pennsylvania. He assisted with recruiting, on-field coaching, practice and game preparation, travel arrangements and overseeing the academic progress of student-athletes. He helped the team set the best goals against average in school history and coached eight all-conference players and five All-Americans. That season, York set program records for wins (16) and highest national rank (11) while making the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Cassidy played his final two seasons at York College after transferring from Eastern University. Cassidy was a two-year starter and the 2013-14 team captain at York.