August 8, 2008

Jason Archbell Named Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Jason Archbell as assistant men's lacrosse coach and assistant professor of physical education. Archbell begins his appointment immediately.

"I am extremely excited to have Jason Archbell join our men's lacrosse staff," said Head Coach Gene McCabe. "Jason is an experienced and talented young coach and success has followed him wherever he has coached. He has both played and worked for some of the best coaches in Division III and he is a great addition to our staff and the W&L community."

Archbell comes to Washington and Lee following one season as an assistant coach and assistant sports information director at Denison University. In this role, he served as the team's defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator and helped lead the Big Red to a 14-3 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

"I am thrilled to be working at such a prestigious university as Washington and Lee and especially at a school with such high caliber student‑athletes," said Archbell. "I want to thank Coach McCabe for the opportunity and I very much look forward to working with him and Coach (Ryan) Wellner."

Prior to his stint at Denison, Archbell served as an assistant coach, defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Kenyon College from 2005-07 and he was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Virginia Wesleyan from 2002-05. He has also provided instruction at several of the top lacrosse camps and clinics in the country.

Archbell is a 2002 graduate of Hampden-Sydney with a bachelor of arts in economics. He was a four-year starter for the Tigers' lacrosse team, serving as a team captain for his senior season. A First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America selection in 2002, Archbell helped lead the Tigers to three NCAA Division III playoff appearances and the 2001 ODAC title.

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