NJIT (DI) Adds Lacrosse

NEWARK, NJ—Travis Johnson has been named the first head coach of men's lacrosse at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Director of Athletics Lenny Kaplan announced. Johnson, who will officially start his new post at NJIT shortly after New Year's Day 2014, has been hired to coach a start-up program that is slated to begin play in 2015 as an NCAA Division I team.

 He is a former player who has been coaching at the college level since the 1999-2000 academic year and most recently served as the first assistant, defensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Prior to Mount St. Mary's, where he has worked since 2010-11, Johnson was an assistant coach in two stints at Penn State (2004-06 and 2008-2010) and also at Stony Brook (2006 to 2008).

 He began his coaching career as an undergraduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and continued Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ (2001-04).

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