July 9, 1998

W & L Names McCabe Assistant Football and Lacrosse Coach

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee University has named Eugene McCabe it's new assistant football and men's lacrosse coach. He will work with the running backs on the gridiron and midfielders on the lacrosse field.

Previously, McCabe had been the head football and lacrosse coach at Oak Hill High School in Wales, Maine for the past two years.

A 1995 graduate of Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts in European History, McCabe played both football and lacrosse for the school, earning the Stephen B. Ritter Award as a junior, an honor given annually to football players with the Top 10 grade-point averages.

As a midfielder on the lacrosse team, McCabe tallied 30 goals and 11 assists for his career in helping the Bobcats to a 28-35 record in his four years.

In addition to his experience at Oak Hill, McCabe assisted his alma mater as a student assistant coach and assistant coach from 1992-96.

Washington and Lee football finished the 1997 season with a 4-6 overall record, 2-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and returns 14 starters for the 1998 campaign. The men's lacrosse program finished last season with a 13-3 overall mark (5-1 ODAC) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. The Generals were ranked fifth nationally in the final Division III poll.

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